JCD calls half-day hartal in Faridpur Saturday

JCD calls half-day hartal in Faridpur Saturday

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Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP, on Friday called a half-day hartal in the district for Saturday protesting the arrest of its four leaders.
The shutdown that will begin at 6am and end at 12 noon was announced at a press conference in the district town in the afternoon.
On Thursday, police arrested four JCD leaders, including district unit president Benazir Ahmed Tabriz, from Khabaspur intersection of the district town.The arrest was made when the JCD men brought out a procession protesting a warrant issued by a court for the arrest of BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman.
Meanwhile, hartal supporters set fire to a passenger bus in TB Hospital intersection of the district town around 8pm in support of the shutdown.
However, no injury was reported as passengers of the bus got down hurriedly.
On information, a fire fighting unit rushed in and doused the blaze. – UNB

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