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23 BNP, Jamaat men held, 79 sued across country

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More than 23 BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami men were arrested and 79 were sued in several districts across the country on Wednesday night and Thursday

Anisur Rahman Swapan, Barisal, Tajul Isal Reza, Gaibandha, Abdullah Al Numan, Tangail, Suman Sikder, Barguna, Dulal Abdullah, Rajshahi, Nazmul Huda Nasim, Bogra

More than 23 BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami men were arrested and 79 were sued in several districts across the country on Wednesday night and Thursday.

In Barisal, the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) Government Barisal College unit president and central committee member Musfiqul Hassan and his associate Sabuj Islam Shaheen were arrested on Wednesday night.

They were picked up by the Detective Branch of police at night from Muslim Gorsthan Road of Barisal city.

Police also recovered 257 bottles of phensedyl.

Later, both were sent to Jail.

In Gaibandha, in a drive on Wednesday night, police arrested the Nakaihat Union Parishad unit Jamaat Vice-President Professor Anisur Rahman for vandalism.

Gobindaganj police station Officer-in-Charge AKM Mehedi Hasan said Anisur was wanted in three cases including vandalism.

In Tangail, police arrested three BNP leaders in the Basail upazila of the district on Thursday morning.

The arrested are the upazila unit Jubo Dal General Secretary Arzu Khan Uzil, Kashil Union Parishad Jubo Dal Secretary Abdur Rouf and local BNP leader Ainal Haque.

Sub –Inspector Sekander Hossain of the Basail police station said a case of vandalism was filed against the accused on October 13.

The arrested were sent to jail, he said.

In Barguna, at least 11 BNP men were arrested in several areas of the district on Wednesday night.

Barguna Superintendent of Police Maruf Hasan said police arrested two BNP men from the Barguna Sadar, three from Amtoli, two from Patharghata, and three from Bamna and one from the Betagi upazila.

They were accused of several cases, he added.

In Rajshahi, a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami was arrested in a sabotage case from his house at the Mumdumala market in the Tanor upazila of Rajshahi on Wednesday night.

The arrested is Anisur Rahman, 45, Amir of Mumdumala municipal Jamaat unit of the upazila.

On the other hand, police arrested four BNP leaders in the Bagha upazila of Rajshahi on Thursday evening and sent to jail.

They are the upazila BNP leader Jewel Rana, Anisur Rahman, Mukul and Abdus Salam.

Bagha police station Officer-in-Charge Mohosin Ali said the accused were wanted in several cases including vandalism.

The police also arrested Godagari municipality’s ward councilor Mamun Rashid on Wednesday.

BNP leader and Rajshahi city's former mayor Mizanur Rahman Minu alleged police had been conducting drives at the houses of BNP leaders without any notice and, meanwhile arrested innumerable leaders and activists.

In Bogra, a case has been filed against 79 BNP leaders and activists over a bomb attack in the Sariakandi upazila Awami League office on Wednesday night.

According to Awami League office sources, a group of people hurled 5-6 bombs at Awami League office chanting slogans in favor of Khaleda Zia at 10pm.

Sariakandi police station Officer-in-Charge Al Amin said a case was filed against 79 persons on Thursday morning over the bomb attack.