Over 200 vehicles vandalised, 150 crude bombs blasted
Activists of the BNP-led 18-party alliance went on the rampage in different places across the country on Monday night following the announcement of the schedule for the 10th parliamentary polls.
In a televised address to the nation in the evening, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad announced the schedule for the 10th parliamentary polls.
As per the schedule, the next general election will be held on January 5.
As the CEC stared his address, the opposition men vandalised vehicles and exploded several crude bombs in many places.
And they ran riot as soon as the CEC announced the polls schedule in his 24-minute address that began at 7:35pm.
According to reports reaching the UNB desk, over 150 crude bombs were blasted while 200 vehicles vandalised and 15 others torched in different places, including the capital.
Over 130 people were also injured as the opposition men clashed with cops.
In the capital, at least five vehicles were set on fire just after the CEC announced the election schedule.
Besides, four crude bombs were blasted in Malibagh at about 8:40pm.
In Lalmonirhat, unruly BNP activists torched the office of Jatiya Party (Ershad) in the district town around 10pm.
In Rajshahi, miscreants exploded four crude bombs on the premises of the local election office in the city at night.
Witnesses said the crude bombs were blasted around 7:45pm when Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad was delivering his televised address to the nation.
The protestors also attacked a police camp in the city’s Mallopara, leaving 60 people injured.
Besides, opposition men also set fire to a passenger bus and vandalised five CNG-run auto-rickshaws in Katakhali of Rajshahi.
Violence was also reported from Feni, Sirajganj, Brahmanbaria, Khulna, Narayangaj, Sylhet, Chittagong, Chuadanga, Laxmipur, Natore, Munshiganj, Bogra, Barisal, Habiganj and Lalmonirhat.
Source: UNB Connect