Blasts in Narayanganj, three BNP leaders held

Narayanganj Correspondent
Published : 19:33, Oct 10, 2018 | Updated : 19:36, Oct 10, 2018

NarayanganjPolice in Narayanganj have arrested three local leaders of BNP as incidents of crude bomb explosions were reported from the district on Wednesday soon after the verdict in the Aug 21 grenade attack was announced by a court in Dhaka.
The arrests were made after BNP and its front organisations demonstrated in the district’s Sadar, Fatullah and Sonargaon Upazilas.
Incidents of crude bomb explosions and vandalism were reported.
“Police arrested three people from Sonargaon Upazila and were trying to find out the other perpetrators,” Additional Superintendent of Police Monirul Islam told Bangla Tribune.
The detainees are Enamul Haque Robin, joint secretary of Sonargaon Upazila BNP unit, Ismail Shikder, president of Sonargaon Tanti Dal unit, and Nur Nabi Master, president of Sonargaon Upazila’s Pirozpur BNP unit.
Sonargaon police OC Morshedul Islam told Bangla Tribune that nearly 10 crude bombs were exploded in four places of the Upazila including Mograpara intersection, where the incumbent lawmaker’s office is located.
“Police arrested three people with seven live crude bombs and they will be sued under the Explosive Act,” said Islam.
Sadar police OC Kamrul Islam said, “Several crude bombs went off in the city’s Galachipa area at 12pm causing panic.”
No arrest was reported.
Activists of BNP’s student front Jatiyatabadi Chattara Dal (JDC) brought out a surprise procession in Fatullah Upazila’s Bhuighar area.
“They exploded several crude bombs and vandalised three to four vehicles,” said Fatullah Model police OC SM Mangur Kader.
Earlier in the day, a Dhaka court convicted the party’s acting chief Tarique Rahman in the 14-year-old incident. He has been given life in prison along with 18 others.
Former BNP ministers, Lutfozzaman Babar and Abdus Salam Pintu are among the 19 people who have been awarded the death penalty.
Dhaka’s Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 judge Shahed Nuruddin convicted 49 people in the cases over the stunning 2004 assault that left 24 people dead and countless others scarred forever.
Eleven former government officials accused in the case received different jail terms.