7 vehicles torched in city on hartal eve

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At least seven vehicles were set afire and more than 20 crude bombs exploded by miscreants in different areas of the capital on Saturday ahead of the BNP-led 18-party sponsored 84-hour countrywide hartal that begins tomorrow (Sunday) morning.

 

Witnesses said hartal supporters set a BRTC bus ablaze in front of Government Titumir College in Mohakhali around 11:45am.

 

On information, a firefighting unit rushed in and doused the blaze.

 

At about 8:45 am, activists of BNP and its front organisations brought out a sudden procession in North Badda area.

 

Police went to the spot and dispersed the procession firing rubber bullets.

 

Later, pro-hartal elements exploded 18-20 crude bombs and   set fire to a bus at North Badda bus stand at about 9:10 am.

 

Meanwhile, pro-hartal elements exploded 2-3 crude bombs in front of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court in Old Dhaka around 2:40pm.

 

In another incident, a double-decker bus was set ablaze at Kutubkhali under Jatrabari police station at about 9:15 am.

 

A firefighting unit rushed to the spot and doused the flame.

 

Unidentified miscreants also set alight a private car near Razarbagh Police Lines Hospital in Fakirapool area at about 12:15pm, Fire Service and Civil Defence sources said..

 

Meanwhile, pro-hartal activists also set alight a passenger bus near Golap Shah Mazar in Gulstan around 5:10pm.

 

Fire Brigade Control room sources said miscreants torched a bus near Agargaon bus stand at about 6:58 pm, while another was set ablaze near Sarkari Karmachari Hospital at Fulbaria around 6:20 pm.

 

But police put out the fire shortly after with the help of local people.

 

However, no casualty was reported in the fire incidents.

Source: UNBConnect

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