After clashes with police, BNP has announced a day-long hartal nationwide on Sunday. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programme during its rally in Dhaka’s Naya Paltan on Saturday.
The BNP leader said the hartal came in response to an attack on its party headquarters in Naya Paltan, gunfire, and the unjust use of tear gas surrounding the rally.
On the other hand additional Commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) Harun-or-Rashid has said that some BNP activists attacked police in front of the Judges' Residence Complex in Dhaka’s Kakrail earlier today.
“Some policemen were injured. Furthermore, they carried out an attack, vandalised and set some vehicles on fire in front of IDB Bhaban at Kakrail,” he said while talking with reporters in front of Kakrail Church.
Currently, BGB members are deployed at Kakrail Church crossing. He said police have video footage of the incidents. “We will identify those involved and take appropriate action,” he said.
The BNP activists who were engaged in violence escaped the scene, and the situation is now under control, he added.