BNP cadres assault journalist
BNP cadres assaulted a Prothom Alo correspondent of Hakimpur upazila confining him to a hotel room for about an hour. Police rescued him and a general diary (GD) was filed. Sources said, 15 to 20 BNP cadres of the upazila waylaid Zahidul Islam who is also general secretary of Hakimpur Press Club in front of Northern Hotel while he was returning from an ifater party along with other reporters on Tuesday. BNP activists took Zahid to a hotel room of the hotel and assaulted him in presence of other reporters and hurled abusive words for filing a report on August 31 on the groupings in Hakimpur BNP. Hakimpur police station OC Hamidul Alam along with a police contingent and local elite rushed to the spot and rescued him from the hotel room.