65 held in 3 cases filed over Naya Paltan violence
DHAKA, Nov 15, 2018 (BSS) – Police have detained at least 65 people,
mostly leaders and activists of BNP and its front organizations, from
different parts of the city for their alleged involvement in attack on police
at Naya Paltan here on Wednesday.
The cases were filed on Wednesday night with Paltan police station on
charge of vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police from discharging
Police have accused Afroza Abbas, wife of BNP leader Mirza Abbas, former
BNP lawmaker Major (Retd) Akhteruzzaman and BNP leader Nabiullah Nabi for
masterminding the attack.
According to police, several hundred leaders and workers of BNP, mostly
supporters of BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas, suddenly attacked on
duty police personnel as they were trying to clear the road for traffic
movement which was occupied with big processions.
At one stage, they drove away the police personnel from the road and set
fire on two police cars. The angry attackers also damaged several dozens of
private vehicles on the street at that time.
Police detained some people from the spot and later conducted raids in
different parts of the city after scrutinizing video footages of the attack.