BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas and 486 leaders and activists of the party have been sued in connection with yesterday’s clash with police in Dhaka.
Police filed three cases against them yesterday with Paltan Police Station on charge of vandalism, arson, murder attempts on policemen, explosions and preventing the lawmen to discharge their duties, according to the First Information Report (FIR) of the cases.
At least 20 BNP activists and as many policemen were injured in pitched battles between BNP activists and police in front of the party’s Naya Paltan central office yesterday. Two police vehicles were torched in the clash.
Meanwhile, 65 of the accused, who were arrested after the clash, were produced before the lower courts concerned with a 10-day remand prayer, police said.
Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Ali Mamun Bhuiyan placed 38 of them on five-day remand each and ordered the law enforcers to interrogate 27 others at jail gate.
In another development, detectives arrested Nipun Roy, daughter-in-law of BNP leader Goyeshawr Chandra Roy, from the BNP’s office in Nayapaltan this evening, said Deputy Commissioner (East) of Detective Branch Khandker Nurun Nabi.
Earlier in the day, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, at a press briefing, said that police identified and arrested around 60 people involved with the attack and three cases were filed. All the attackers were from BNP or allied parties, he added.
WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY?
During the third day of BNP’s nomination form sale at its Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka, clashes broke out between police and BNP supporters and activists.
While several people including policemen were hurt, two police vehicles were set on fire at the spot and many other vehicles vandalised.
But immediately afterwards, BNP blamed police for an unprovoked attack and urged its supporters to calm down and maintain a peaceful atmosphere.
However, police sued several BNP men in three separate lawsuits after the clashes.