Three more BNP leaders held in city
Police arrested three leaders of BNP including its Training Affairs Secretary ABM Mosharraf Hossain, from the Jatiya Press Club premises in the city on Friday.
They were shown arrested in a case filed on Tuesday night on charges of vandalism and assault on police, said SM Shamim, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ramna Zone).
However, the identities of the two others could not be known yet.
They were arrested while coming out from the Jatiya Press Club after attending a programme there, he said.
With this, six BNP leaders have so far been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s clash between police and a group of BNP leaders and activists in front of the High Court, reports UNB.
BNP Vice-Chairman Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed and Joint Secretary General Khairul Kabir Khokon and Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal president Ishtiaq Aziz Ulfat were arrested from different parts of the capital on Wednesday and Thursday.
Two policemen were injured in a clash between a group of BNP leaders and activists and police while they were staging a demonstration in front of the High Court on Tuesday seeking party chief Khaleda Zia’s release.
A number of vehicles were vandalised during the clash.
Later at night, Matiur Rahman, sub-inspector of Shahbagh Police Station, filed the case against 20-25 identified and 475 unidentified people in connection with the clash.