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350 BNP men sued in Narayanganj

Police and a local BCL leader have separately filed three cases against a total of 350 BNP leaders and activists over their alleged involvement in violence at Narayanganj district during a daylong general strike on Sunday and its rally in Dhaka on Saturday.Police have implicated six Juba Dal and Tanti Dal leaders of Narayanganj in the case of killing a police constable during Saturday’s anti-government rally at Nayapaltan in Dhaka.

On Sunday night, a local BCL leader Abu Bakkar Siddique filed a case with Rupganj Police Station accusing 74 BNP men including some central leaders. He also mentioned in the case statement that the accused burned his motorcycle.BNP’s Narayanganj district General Secretary Golam Faruk Khokon said that the case filed by the BCL leader was politically motivated. He said one of their activists was already in jail, but his name came in the case that he joined the protest and took part in the act of burning the bike.Khokon questioned how a man came out of the jail and burned the bike owned by the BCL leader?Separately, police have filed another case against 85 BNP leaders and activists on charges of putting barricades on roads, committing arson attacks and vandalising at Sonargaon upazila.Another 80 unidentified people have been mentioned as accused in the first information report of the case, which means police can arrest anyone and implicate in the case.Sonargaon Police Station’s officer-in-charge (OC) Mahbub Alam said on Monday that sub-inspector of the station Muhibullah filed the case as plaintiff.The case alleges that BNP leaders were responsible for explosion of cocktails and arson at Kanchpur on Saturday night.

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