A young man was killed and five people sustained burn injuries as miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Ramgati in Sirajganj town on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Ganesh Das, 28, son of Kunju Lal Das from Bania Patti area of the town, our Sirajganj Correspondent added.
Meanwhile, a number of arson and bomb attacks across the country marked the blockade on Saturday, the 26th day of the non-stop countrywide blockade programme enforced by the 20-party alliance led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for an indefinite period since January 6.
In the capital, no procession or picketing was seen in support of the blockade and vehicles plied as usual. A large number of law enforcers remained deployed in different parts of the capital to fend off any trouble. Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) picked up Rizvi from a house at Baridhara in the city early Saturday. Miscreants threw a crude bomb at the inside of the Newmarket Police Station on Saturday afternoon. A police constable injured in this connection. Jahangir Sardar, Jubo Dal leader of Dhaka north, has been arrested by Dhanmondi police on Saturday evening.
A bus was set on fire on Johnson Road near National Medical College Hospital in old part of the city in the morning. Fire service sources said miscreants set fire to the bus of Gabtoli-Sadarghat route around 10:15 am. Three passengers of the bus were injured as they tried to get down hurriedly. They were admitted to National Hospital.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) detained 24 leaders-activists of BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir from different places of the city.
Police detained six activists of Mohila Ainjibi Dal while they were coming out of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office on Saturday evening. The policewomen deployed in front of the office picked up them up around 6:30pm.The deployment of police has been reinforced since on Saturday evening. Around 100 law enforcers including policewomen were seen taking position in front of the BNP chief's office in Dhaka.
Our Chittagong correspondent added that police arrested a total of 35 activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir from a Madrasha in Chandanpura area under Kotwali thana for throwing cocktails targeting the police men on duty Saturday afternoon.
Mohiuddin Selim, Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station said they threw at least 8 cocktails targetting a Police van at around 2:00 pm at Chandanpura area near the madrasha.
A police constable identified as Shahmim was injured in the blast and he was rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital for treatment.
Later the police conducted a drive and arrested an activist of Shibir identified as Ekramul Haq Shumon, 23, an employee of a shop at Reazuddin Bazar.
After the incident, the Shibir activists took shelter at Darum Ulum Alia Madrasa at Chandanpura from where 35 activists of Shibir were arrested.
Our Rajshahi correspondent added people captured two Islami Chhatra Shibir men and handed them over to police while they were trying fled after hurling two bombs at Rajarhata at Bohailia.
Our Narayanganj correspondent added that miscreants set a bus of Glory Paribahan ablaze on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Bhulta in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj around 6:30am, our correspondent reports quoting Mehedi Masud, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of the local police station. Local rushed to the spot and doused the flame, the police officer said.