09:58 AM, May 20, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:05 PM, May 20, 2017

Khaleda’s Gulshan office raided

Police on Saturday, May 20 conducted a raid at the Gulshan office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka. Photo: Mohammad Al Masum Mollah.

Police conducted a raid at the Gulshan office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka this morning.

A team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police conducted the raid at the party office for one and a half hours starting at 8:30am, said Sayrul Kabir Khan, a staff of BNP chief's media wing.

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Requesting anonymity, a police official, who took part in the drive, said that they conducted the drive at the office with a “search warrant”.

BNP officials allege that police personnel broke the CCTV camera and turned it towards a blind spot. Photo: Mohammad Al Masum Mollah

He, however, did not disclose the reason behind the raid.

BNP activists stage agitation in front of the Gulshan office protesting the raid on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Photo: Mohammad Al Masum Mollah

However, news agency UNB, quoting Officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station Abu Bakar Siddique, said the law enforcers have a search warrant issued by the court to carry out a raid at the BNP chief's Gulshan office to find out whether there is any anti-state document in it.

BNP activists have been staging agitation in front of the Gulshan office protesting the raid till 11:00am when the report was filed.