8 vehicles torched in Dhaka, elsewhere
Miscreants set fire to eight vehicles – seven buses and one CNG-run auto-rickshaw -- in Dhaka, Gazipur and Mymensingh today ahead of January 5 polls’ first anniversary.
Meanwhile, two cocktails went off at Gulshan Circle-2 around 7:00pm. But there was no report of any injury from the incident.
According to Fire Service and Civil Defence, the arson took place in Paltan, near Jamuna Future Park, Dayaganj in Old Dhaka, in front of Golap Shah Mazar in Gulistan and Azimpur in the capital between 1:45pm and 7:00pm.
No injury was reported from the incidents.
Miscreants set fire to a passenger bus in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka around 1:45pm, Mohammad Sohag, a duty officer of the Fire Service and Civil Defence, told The Daily Star Online.
In Mymensingh, unidentified miscreants set fire to a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway near Mymensingh Medical College Hospital around 2:40pm, said Abu Md Fazlul Karim, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.
Two units of firemen doused the blaze of the bus which was going to Mymensingh from Trishal, the police officer told our Mymensingh correspondent.
In Gazipur, miscreants set fire to two buses at Shibbari Bus Stop and Chandona Chourasta in the evening, Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge of Joydebpur Police Station, told The Daily Star.
He added that the lawmen picked up a Jubo Dal activist in connection with torching the bus at Shibbari.
BNP-led 20-party alliance is scheduled to hold a rally in the capital tomorrow denouncing the January 5 elections.
Meanwhile, Awami League has opted for anniversary programme on the occasion of the January 5 elections tomorrow at 16 different points of the city.
The AL will celebrate the first anniversary of the one-sided election as "Victory Day for Democracy" while the BNP-led alliance wants to observe it as "Democracy Killing Day".