BNP calls half-day hartal in Sirajganj for Tuesday

BNP calls half-day hartal in Sirajganj for Tuesday

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Sirajganj district unit BNP on Monday called a half-day hartal in the district for Tuesday protesting the arrest of its leaders and activists. District BNP president and former state minister for power Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku announced the hartal from its party office. Iqbal said police vandalized houses of many BNP activists in the name of search operation on Sunday night. Police arrested many BNP activists and their relatives from their houses, he alleged. Iqbal also demanded immediate release of the party men. Earlier on Sunday, at least 45 people were injured in a clash between BNP men and police when BNP activists brought out a protest procession as part of their central programme in the evening. Later, police arrested 50 BNP activists from the several parts of the district town. – UNB

 

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