13 held for ‘sabotage plan’ in city
26 February 2015, Nirapad News: Police arrested 13 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-Shibir for ‘sabotage plan’ from different places of the city during a drive continuing for 24 hours till this (Thursday) morning.
Deputy Commissioner (Media) of DMP Masudur Rahman said 10 leaders and activists of BNP and three of Jamaat-Shibir were arrested for planning subversive activities on the fifth day of the 120-hour nationwide hartal, enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance, alongside its ongoing countrywide indefinite transport blockade.
While its 72-hour nationwide hartal was scheduled to end at 6.00am Wednesday the alliance on Tuesday extended it by 48 hours till 6.00 am Friday.
The shutdown that began at 6:00 am on Sunday will now end at 6:00 am on Friday.
In a statement, BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed, on behalf of the alliance, announced the shutdown on Friday demanding a fresh national election under a non-party administration.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia called the indefinite blockade from January 6 as the government did not allow her party and its allies to hold protest rallies in the capital on January 5.