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Police arrest BNP leader Aminul, 14 others

The former footballer arrested after clash with cops at Secretariat area

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Police arrested BNP's Sports Affairs Secretary, former national footballer, Aminul Islam and 14 others after a clash at Secretariat area on Tuesday afternoon.

BNP leaders and activists engaged in a clash with law enforcers at the area during a procession brought out from the main entrance of High Court.

They started demonstration while the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia crossed the area after appearing Dhaka Special Court-5 to secure her bail in Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases, reports bdnews24.

Meanwhile, UNB reports, BNP chairperson's press wing official Shyrul Kabir Khan said police arrested their 15 to 20 men from different points of the procession.

Witnesses said police intercepted the BNP procession near Doyel Chattar intersection and dispersed them by lobbying tear shells.

During the agitation, police and BNP men chased each other intermittently for half an hour.

Several vehicles including a BRTC bus were vandalised near government officers' hospital at Bangabazar and also near national press club, Bangladesh Secretariat and Curzon Hall areas.

A motor cycle of a police sergeant was also set ablaze near the hospital.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of DMP Ramna Division Maruf Hossain said at least three members of law enforcers were injured during the clash and police have picked up several people from the spots.

The situation is now under control, he added.

Earlier, the court granted the bail upon her surrender before the court seeking bail.

Earlier, on November 30, the court issued an arrest warrant for Khaleda Zia in two graft cases after cancelling her ad-interim bail as she failed to appear before it on time.

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