Miscreants set fire to three vehicles and vandalised as many in the capital on the eve of a two-day hartal from Wednesday called by the BNP-led opposition alliance.
Five cocktails went off in Mohakhali area on Tuesday evening.
Miscreants torched a microbus at Bijoynagar intersection in front of the Scout Bhaban around 5:45pm. The arson took place minutes after a gayebana janaza arranged by the BNP and its allies at Paltan.
A Motijheel-bound bus from Gulshan was torched around 6:15pm in Karwan Bazar while unidentified people set fire to a private car parked in front of Tejgaon colony area around 6:00am.
A group of unidentified youths blasted five cocktails and vandalised three vehicles in front of Brac University in Mohakhali around 4:00pm, said Bhuiyan Mahbub Hassan, officer-in-charge of Banani Police Station.
The BNP-led 18-party alliance called the shutdown protesting the killings during and after Hefajat-e Islam’s Dhaka siege programme on Sunday.
However, there will be a 12-hour break in the hartal from 6:00pm tomorrow to 6:00am on Thursday with the shutdown ending in the evening that day.