Police have filed two cases over Tuesday’s bus arson in Comilla and formally accused BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia of ‘instigating’ the fire-bombing that left 7 people dead.
Former Comilla MP and central Jamaat-e-Islami leader Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher has been also accused in the case, said Comilla’s Superintendent of Police Tutul Charkavarty.
Seven passengers died on the spot when they were trapped inside the bus which caught fire after the bombing at Choudyagram Upazlia early on Tuesday.
16 others were injured, 11 of them burnt.
All those burnt have been rushed to Dhaka for treatment. Three of them were in critical condition.
Choudyagram Police Station’s Sub-Inspector Nur Uz Zaman filed the cases— one under the Explosive Act and the other pertaining to murder — on Tuesday night.
A total of 56 BNP and Jamaat activist have been accused in both cases while another 15 to 20 unidentified people have been named, said Choudyagram police OC Uttam Chakravarty.
Bomb attack and arson on vehicles during BNP-sponsored countrywide blockade since Jan 5 have claimed over 50 lives.
BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been already named as the instigator in two incidents of arsons, including the one at Dhaka’s Jatrabarhi, which left one dead and 30 others injured.
Source: Bd news24