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Over 195 BNP-Jamaat men held across country

  • Published at 12:01 am December 20th, 2018
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Opposition activists are seen being rounded up in Barisal yesterday. Parties say police are carrying out a crackdown to suppress the opposition Dhaka Tribune

In Satkhira, police arrested more than 100 people including 45 BNP leaders and activists from different upazilas in the morning

Members of law enforcement agencies arrested more than 195 BNP and Jamaat men in different areas of the country as of 10pm on Wednesday, ahead of the 11th general election.

In Satkhira, police arrested more than 100 people including 45 BNP leaders and activists from different upazilas in the morning.

A police team led by Assistant Superintendent Jamirul Islam along with the officers-in-charge of the Kaliganj and Debhata police stations conducted the drive and arrested 45 BNP leaders and activists while they were conducting a sabotage meeting in the office of BNP candidate for Satkhira 3 constituency Dr Shaidul Alam.

On the other hand, in a special drive, police arrested 55 people in different cases including sabotage. 

In Sirajganj, eight Jamaat men were arrested for attack on the police on Tuesday in the Bonnakandi village under the Ullapara upazila in the district.

Ullapara police station OC Golam Mostofa said on a tip-off, police conducted a drive in the area while the Jamaat men were holding a secret meeting for sabotage.

Sensing the presence of law enforcement officials, Jamaat men hurled cocktails on them.

When they attacked the police, member of law enforcers managed to arrest them, the OC said.

It should be mentioned, that the police misbehaved with a woman while she was taking pictures of the clash.

Later, a police constable was withdrawn in connection with the incident. 

In Barisal, police arrested 27 people from different areas of the Barisal city and Sadar upazila under the Barisal 5 constituency of the district.

BNP sources said Mantu Khan, the district unit BNP office secretary and Afroza Khanam Nasrin, JCD central assistant organizing secretary and 8 leaders and workers of BNP and its front organizations were arrested.

With them, at least 27 activists of Jatiya Oikya Front were arrested in the constituency from different areas of the district, claimed Bilkis Jahan Shirin, central organizing secretary of BNP.

In Lalmonirhat, police arrested two Jamaat men and a Jubo Dal leader from the Tushar Bhander area of the Kaliganj upazila. 

Kaliganj police station Officer-in-Charge Mokbul Hossain said they were wanted in several cases.

In Meherpur, police arrested 25 BNP-Jamaat men in the Harbhanga village under the Gangni upazila while they were holding a secret meeting, confirmed Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge Robiul Islam.

In Sunamganj, three Jamaat men were arrested in the Birgaon village under the Sunamganj South upazila, in connection with vandalism.

In Moulvibazar, members of law enforcers arrested at least 22 BNP-Jamaat men from different areas of the area in the evening.

Moulvibazar Superintendent of Police Md Shahjalal said several cases were filed against them.

In Feni, a Chhatra Dal activist identified as Md Sharif,was arrested under the Digital Security Act in the Sonagazi upazila of the district.

Sonagazi Model police station Moazzem Hossain confirmed the arrest.

In Pabna, six female Jamaat members were arrested while they were distributing jihadi books and leaflets in the Boardghar area of the Sadar upazila.

SI Jalal Uddin of Sadar police station confirmed the arrest.

Our correspondents Md Asaduzzaman Sarder in Satkhira Aminul Islam Rana in Sirajganj, Anisur Rahman Sawpan in Barisal, Moazzem Hossain in Lalmonirhat, Ashraful Islam in Meherpur, Himadri Shekhar Bhadra in Sunamganj, Saidul Islam in Moulvibazar, and  Imroze Khandoker in Pabna contributed to this report

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