7 vehicles torched in city on hartal eve


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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