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Two BNP leaders arrested in Ctg
The Detective Branch of police arrested opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party organising secretary Mahbubur Rahman Shamim and its Chattogram unit general secretary Abul Hashem Bakkar in Chittagong on Monday.
Chattogram unit BNP vice-president Abu Sufian said that police arrested them in front of a hotel in GEC crossing area at about noon.
They were going towards GEC crossing after attending a press conference and they were arrested in a case filed on charge of assault on cops after a court of Chattogram ordered BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury to jail on Sunday, said Detective Branch assistant commissioner Mobassher Hossain.
At the press conference from a press conference in front of BNP Chattogram office Nasiman Bhaban, Abul Hashem Bakkar alleged that police filed a false case against four leaders of Bayezid area for a reported bomb blast although it was a thunder.
He said that on October 13 there were huge claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, but police in complaint of the case mentioned those as explosion of bombs to harass BNP leaders and activists.
Police also filed a case against BNP leader of Bakalia area Jashim Uddin who died on October 10, 2017, said Bakkar.
At the press conference Chattogram BNP leaders announced that a rally would be held at Laldighi Maidan on October 27.
Earlier on Sunday evening, a case was filed with Kotowali police station accusing 150 BNP leaders and activists of assaulting cops and interrupting discharge of their duties.
After the court issued an order to sent BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru to jail in a case under the Information and Communications Technology Act Sunday morning, a chaos was created in the courtroom.