JP calls hartal in Rangpur div for tomorrow
The Jatiya Party has called a 48-hour hartal (shutdown) in Rangpur division for tomorrow demanding release of its party chief HM Ershad and protesting blasts at its district party office.
The Rangpur city and district units of the JP came with the agitation programme, four days after members of an intelligence agency picked up Ershad from his Baridhara residence, President Park, in the capital.
After the detention, Rab-1 Commander Kismat Hayat claimed that the JP chief was feeling sick and they just provided him security on his way to the Combined Military Hospital.
Since the incident, Ershad remains at the CMH.
Minutes before the 48-hour shutdown was called by a new district committee of the JP, the old one which was dissolved on Sunday, also called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the division from tomorrow.