200 opposition men sued
Over 200 BNP and Jamaat men have been sued on charges of setting fire to Pirojpur district Awami League office early Friday and vandalising and torching polling centre in Dinajpur Sadar upazila on the election day on January 5.
In Pirojpur, at least 100 BNP and Jamaat activists were sued on Friday night on charge of setting fire to Awami League district unit office, reports our correspondent.
Jahangir Hossain Nanna, general secretary of AL Pirojpur municipality unit, filled the case with Sadar Police Station, accusing 54 named and 60 unnamed opposition activists.
District BNP Vice-President advocate Sabbir Ahmed, Jubo Dal district unit Convenor advocate Monirul Islam, Pirojpur municipality ward commissioners Mohammad Sarwar, Jalal Fakir and Mishu Sheikh are among the identified accused.
Soon after filing of the case, police arrested BNP activist Sheikh Meraj, an accused in the case, in the town. Officer-in-Charge Abdur Razzak of Sadar Police Station said drive is on to arrest the rest of the accused.
Protesting the incident, Awami League district unit brought out a procession in the town on Friday morning and set fire to the district BNP office.
Our Dinajpur correspondent adds: Anwar Hossain of Sikdarhat area under Sadar upazila filed the case with Kotwali Police Station yesterday, accusing 34 identified and 86 unidentified BNP activists of vandalising and setting Sikdarhat Girls' High School centre a fire on the polling day on January 5, police said.
Mofazzal Hossain Dulal, president of Dinajpur Sadar upazila unit of BNP and chairman of the Sadar Upazila Parishad, is one of the accused.