Half-day hartal in Bogra for Saturday by BNP
Bogra, 17 December 2014, Nirapad News : Local BNP called a half-day hartal in the district for Saturday demanding the release of its five leaders.
VP Saiful Islam, district BNP president and an executive committee member of central BNP, announced the shutdown after a joint meeting of BNP and its associate bodies at the local BNP office in the evening.
The general strike is also meant for registering protest against an attack on Sadar upazila Jubo Dal president Rafiul Islam Rubel.
Besides, BNP will stage demonstrations in the district town on Thursday and in all 12 upazila and 21 wards of Bogra municipality on Friday to press for its demands.
A local court on December 11 sent five BNP leaders to jail in a case filed in connection with the crude bomb blast in front of district Awami League office on September 3. Another court on Wednesday denied them bail again.
On the other hand, Rubel came under a terrorist attack in the district town a week ago.