3 cases filed, 65 held over Naya Paltan violence
At least 65 people have been detained in three cases filed in connection with the Wednesday’s clash between the BNP activists and law enforcement in front of the opposition party’s Naya Paltan central office in the capital, reports UNB.
The cases were filed on Wednesday night with Paltan police station on charge of vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police from discharging their duties, said sub-inspector Faruk, duty officer of the police station.
BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas, his wife Shahida were among the accused.
At least 50 people, including 23 police, were injured in a clash between the BNP leaders and activists and police in front of the party’s Naya Paltan central office on the third day of the party’s nomination form sale.
Police lobbed teargas shells, rubber bullets and charged batons while two police cars were torched during the clash that began around 12:50pm and lasted for around 25 minutes.