Bangladesh: Supreme Court cancels bail for attacker of Buddhist temple at Cox’s Bazar in 2012, orders him to surrender

This Star photo taken on September 30, 2012 shows a statue of Lord Buddha is left standing amidst the ruins of a temple burnt down by a violent mob at Ramu district in Cox’s Bazar.

The Supreme Court today directed Tofail Ahmed, upazila chairman of Naikhangchhari district of Bandarban, to surrender before a lower court in four weeks in connection with attacking and vandalising of a Buddhist temple at Ramu in Cox’s Bazar in 2012.

Tofail is the prime suspect in the Ramu incident according to a government investigation report.

The five-member bench of Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Mohammed Muzammel Hossain passed the order after cancelling the bail that he secured from the High Court on March 13.

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Comment at the same story at the bdnews24 site (Disqus commenting):  “Why should he surrender, he only raise[s] the voice of ordinary people[’s] torture by Myanmar.”