Iqbal Hossain, additional deputy inspector general of police (Chattogram range), went to Bertala Madrasa and talked to locals over the incident.
“We’re investigating how such a mass gathering took place in a short time and we’ll submit the report by April 23,” he said while talking to reporters after the visit.
On Saturday morning, thousands of people attended the janaza of a religious scholar at Bertala village in Sarail upazila ignoring the risk of coronavirus transmission.
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Later, the Police Headquarters withdrew officer-in-charge of Sarail Police Station Md Shahadat Hossain and formed the probe body to look into it.