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BNP, police clashes: Party activists, leaders, including Aman Ullah and Gayeshwar detained

BNP leaders and activists in clash with police in the capital’s Jatrabari on Saturday

The BNP leaders and activists clashed with the police at Jatrabari, Gabtoli and Dholaikhal in the capital over the sit-in program. 

BNP Dhaka Metropolitan North Convener Amanullah Aman was detained from Gabtoli by police, DMP Joint Commissioner Liton Kumar Shaha confirmed. 

At least 30 people have been detained from Gabtoli so far, a police official said.

Meanwhile, The Business Standard correspondents saw another 7-8 BNP leaders and activists, including the party’s senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, being detained from Jatrabari

Earlier, police arrested several other BNP men from Gabtoli SA Khaleque Bus Station, the place where the party was scheduled to hold a sit-in programme today.

Both the Jatrabari and Dholaikhal of the clashes began around 11:30am. At the time of filing this report, chases and counter-chases were going on, and both are throwing brickbats at each other. 

BNP activists get into a clash with police in Jatrabari. Photo: TBS

BNP activists get into a clash with police in Jatrabari

Thousands of party leaders and activists, led by Dhaka district BNP General Secretary Nipun Roy, participated in the Dholaikhal sit-in. They took position on the streets and chanted anti-government slogans.

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