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2 cases filed against 100 BNP men in Savar and Keraniganj

Two cases were filed today against more than 100 BNP leaders and activists for allegedly blasting crude bombs, vandalising vehicles and carrying out an arson attack in Savar and Keraniganj areas in Dhaka.

The cases were filed with Savar and Keraniganj police stations respectively. No arrests were made in the cases yet, police said, our Savar correspondent reports.

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Former lawmaker of Dhaka-19 constituency Dr Dewan Salahuddin Babu was made the prime accused in the case filed with Savar Police Station. Forty BNP leaders and activists, and 50 unidentified people were made accused in the case too, police said.

Abdul Jalil, sub-inspector (SI) of Savar Model Police Station, said, "BNP activists vandalised a few cars at Hemayetpur on their way back from Aminbazar rally and exploded crude bombs in the area yesterday."

Mamun Or Rasheed, officer-in-charge (OC) of Keraniganj Police Station, said that BNP men set fire to an auto-rickshaw at Wayeshpur while they were returning to Aminbazar rally. At that time, they exploded crude bombs and beat locals.

Later the police reached the spot, they also attacked policemen, the OC said.

One of the victims filed the case over the incidents. Around 31 identified BNP men were sued, and many were made unnamed accused in the case, he added.

BNP's Dhaka district unit Organising Secretary Barrister Irfan Ibn Aman Omi alleged that ruling Awami League people set fire to rickshaws and filed these cases against BNP leaders and activists, which is completely baseless. "We strongly condemn it," he said.

Khondaker Abu Ashfaque, president of Dhaka district BNP, said that the two cases were false and fabricated.