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65 BNP men arrested over Nayapaltan violence

 


At least 65 people were shown arrested in the three cases filed in connection with Wednesday’s clash between BNP activists and law enforcers in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office.

The three cases which were filed with Paltan Police Station on charges of vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police from discharging their duties during Wednesday’s violence in front of BNP’s Noyapaltan Central Office, have been transferred to Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

Contacted, Deputy Commissioner (Motijheel division) of the DMP Anwar Hossain said that the DB would investigate the three cases as they were transferred to the DB on Thursday.

The cases were filed on Wednesday night with Paltan Police Station on charge of vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police from discharging their duties, said Sub-inspector Faruk, duty officer of the police station.

BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas, his wife Shahida were among the accused.

At least 50 people, including 23 police, were injured in a clash between BNP leaders and activists and law enforcers in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office on the third day of the party’s nomination form sale.

Police lobbed teargas shells, rubber bullets and charged batons while two police cars were torched during the clash that began around 12:50pm and lasted for around 25 minutes. source: observerbd

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