LAXMIPUR, Jan 10: Picketers staged processions and blasted cocktails during the countrywide blockade programme in the district on Saturday morning. In this connection, police arrested 18 BNP-Jamaat men from different parts of the district.
Of the arrested, 5 are from Laxmipur Sadar upazila, 8 from Raipur upazila, 3 from Kamolnagar upazila, and 2 from Ramganj upazila.
Witnesses said BNP-Jamaat activists brought out processions at Alia Madrasa, municipal bus terminal, and South Temuhony areas and blasted 5-7 cocktails following the processions.
Assistant Police Super (Circle) of Laxmipur Md Nasim Mia, confirming the arrest, said police are active in controlling situation.