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Mirza Fakhrul, Abbas officially arrested over Naya Paltan clashes

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and party Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas have been officially arrested for inciting attacks on police and detonations of improvised explosives at Naya Paltan, reports.

The two senior leaders were arrested early on Friday morning and underwent 10 hours of interrogation before the official arrests were made, Harun-or-Rashid, chief of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Detective Branch, told the media.

“We will take them to court and show them both arrested in a case filed at Paltan Police Station,” he said.

Asked for further details, he said: “The charge against them is that they incited and planned barbaric attacks on police, including the throwing of cocktail bombs. We received this information after interrogating them.”

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