BNP leader Aslam sent to Jail; BNP men block Dhaka-Ctg highway

BNP men went on a rampage on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Mirsarai and Sitakundu upazilas Thursday protesting a court order that sent BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury to jail.

Quoting witnesses police said a local court here on Thursday sent Aslam Chowdhury, central organising secretary and general secretary of Chittagong North BNP unit, to jail when he surrendered before the court in a case filed in connection with vandalizing and torching vehicles.

When the news spread the activists of BNP blocked Sitakundu municipality area, Barabkunda, Kumira, Fouzdarhat, Shuklalhat and Boro Darogahat  areas at 12:30 pm  and vandalized several vehicles passing the highway.

Traffic movement on the busy highway remained halted till 5:15: pm following the incident.

A chase and counter chase took place between police and the BNP men when the law enforcers went to the spot to bring the situation under control.

Source: UNB Connect