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Bomb-like object found near Kalurghat Radio Station

  • Published at 07:36 am March 26th, 2021
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Police suspect the object was stored to orchestrate violence during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh


Law enforcers on Thursday cordoned off an under-construction building near Chittagong's Kalurghat Radio Station as they found a bomb-like object along with a large stock of sticks and torches.

Chittagong Metropolitan Police's (CMP) Chandgaon Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mustafizur Rahman said, "We are suspecting that the object and sticks were stored to orchestrate violence during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bangladesh visit."

Tipped off, a large number of policemen sealed off the 10-storey building of Bashudha Builders, located opposite the Kalurghat Radio Station, at around 8pm, Mustafizur said.

"After that, the police searched every floor of the building. One person was arrested while trying to flee during the drive,” he added.

At one stage of the search, a large number of torches were found in a room on the third floor. The bomb disposal unit from the CMP was called as a bomb-like object was found there, the OC said.

It was also learned that the BNP planned to carry out a day-long program on March 26 in the Kalurghat Radio Station area – which bears the memory of its founder and former president Ziaur Rahman – to mark the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence.

However, the program was later postponed in response to the recent spike in Covid-19 infections and fatalities in the country.

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