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Dhaka Tribune

More held from Dhaka thoroughfares

Update : 29 Dec 2013, 05:28 AM

Police detained several people as “suspects” from the streets of the capital on Sunday morning ahead of the BNP's Dhaka March programme.

Law enforcers had covered the capital under tight security blanket and were seen frisking passers by in all key points entry points to the capital since morning.

Dhaka Tribune correspondent Mohammad Al-Masum Molla said four people, including three women, were detained from near BNP Nayapaltan headquarters at around 11am.

One among the detainee was Rowshan Ara, a former member of the parliament.

About 18 people were held from National Press Club premises, Dhaka Tribune correspondent Emran Hossain Shaikh reported. No one, except journalists, were being allowed entry.

Ramna police Assistant Commissioner Shibli Noman said the security in this area was beefed up because of two major adjacent establishments – the High Court and secretariat.

Pro-BNP lawyers engaged in action with police at Supreme Court premises. Law enforcers were trying to disperse them with water canon.

Dhaka Tribune correspondent Hayat Mahmud said 14 people were detained from Nightingle intersection to Bijoynagar area, adjacent to Nayapaltan.

One of the detainees was Abdullah Al Masud, an official of Ibn Sina. Another identified himself as Badal, driver of a state-run BRTC bus.

The roads were heavily guarded with additional deployment of law enforce

Up to five prison vans were seen through Nightingle to Bijoynagar. A water canon was patrolling the streets.

Dhaka Tribune correspondent Abu Bakar Siddique said about 50 people were detained from Abdullahpur, Uttara a key entry point to the capital.

Two Bangladesh Army vehicles were patrolling streets announcing not to gather in the area. However, Awami League and its affiliates were bringing out procession in the area.

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