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B’desh opposition BNP office ransacked

Publication Date : 30-11-2013


Detectives arrested opposition party BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at the party Nayapaltan office during a raid early today.

The law enforcers also ransacked the party office, assaulted journalists of three private television channel — Samay TV, Ekattor tv and Gazi TV — and vandalised their two cameras.

BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed will act as the party spokesperson in absence of Rizvi, party sources said.

The Detective Branch (DB) of police also arrested two more party men including Belal Ahmed, an executive committee member of the BNP, during the raid that was conducted around 4:10am.

Around 10 to 12 plain clothes police entered the party office breaking open the main gate. They also broke the glass door of a room where Rizvi was sleeping and made the arrest.

The law enforcers also vandalised the furniture of the BNP office and ransacked the telephone sets, party documents and books.

They also assaulted the three journalists and damaged two cameras — one of Samay TV and another of Gazi TV — while the newsmen were covering the event.

The DB men also hurled abusive words towards the journalists who passed their sleepless night in front of the BNP headquarters assuming that

Rizvi might be arrested.The journalists were there as Shahbagh police filed a case with the police station naming 12 to 13 BNP top leaders including party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Rizvi.

Sohel Rana, a sub-inspector of Shahbagh police, filed the case for instigating an arson attack on a bus near Shishu Park of the capital Thursday evening.

Two persons were killed and 17 others sustained burn injuries in the arson attack.



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