Blasts in the capital

Blasts in the capital


A homemade bomb exploded in front of Appellate Division judge Justice SK Sinha’s residence at the capital’s Minto Road on Saturday.

Supreme Court’s Registrar AKM Shamsul Islam told journalists that police rushed to the spot but could not nab any suspect.

Similar explosions were reported on Friday from in front of the residences of some political leaders including senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta, ruling party MP Shaheda Tarekh Dipty and BNP leader Abdul Mannan.

Police blamed the Jamaat-e-Islami for Saturday’s explosion.

Sub-inspector Hafizur Rahman of Ramna Police Station told journalists that a couple of motor-bikers lobbed home-made bombs around 11 am.

Top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, a key ally of the Opposition BNP, have been convicted for war crimes in 1971 or are being prosecuted. Some of these cases are before the Apellate Division.

Justice Sinha was one of the judges at the Appellate Division bench, which gave death sentence to Jamaat’s assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Molla, after he had received life sentence at the International Crimes Tribunals.

Another explosion was reported from in front of the office of deputy commissioner of police ( Motijheel zone) in the capital’s Paltan area.

Jahangir Alam, sub-inspector of Paltan police station told journalists that the miscreants hurled a couple of homemade bombs around 10.30am and fled.

Around the same time, 2-3 explosions were reported from the city’s Dhanmondi area.

Dhanmondi police station’s sub-inspector Masum Billah told journalists that motor-bikers hurled the bombs in front of the Labaid Hospital.

Similar explosions were reported from elsewhere in Dhaka, but police is yet to confirm


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