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Arson, attack on police in Bogra

  • Published at 04:55 am September 18th, 2013
Arson, attack on police in Bogra

Shutdown supporters blasted handmade bombs and set fire on roads in Bogra during the 48-hour shutdown called by the Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday morning.

The strike was called on Tuesday after Jamaat's assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Molla was given the death sentence in a revised verdict.

Wednesday was the first day of the 48-hour shutdown.

Pro-shutdown activists brought out processions in Kanchgari and Khandar areas inside the city early morning.

Witnesses said they hurled handmade bombs at police from the procession and later burned a tyre near Bangladesh Bank branch in the district.

Police rushed to the spot and doused flames.

No casualties, nor any arrests were reported in the morning.

Long route buses were grounded from the district, however, train operations were normal.

Some light transports like rickshaw and auto-rickshaws were plying on city streets.