JCD men torch, vandalise 4 vehicles in Savar
The leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal went on a rampage torching and vandalising vehicles in Savar Tuesday protesting the submission of a charge-sheet against five JCD men in a case filed for blasting bombs at the information minister’s residence in June.
Bringing out a flash procession around 10:30am, at least 40 JCD men torched a Gazipur-bound bus of Titas Paribahan and vandalised at least three vehicles in the Dairy Farm Gate area.
No one was reported injured in the rampage, reports our correspondent in Savar.
The detectives Sunday pressed charges against five JCD leaders and activists in the case filed after four homemade crude bombs were hurled at the Mirpur residence of Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on June 9.
Confirming Tuesday's vandalism, Farhad Hossain, a traffic police inspector, said traffic movement on the Dhaka-Aricha highway was disrupted for around 15 minutes following the vandalism.
The agitators however gave time to the passengers to get down from the bus before they set fire to the vehicle, witnesses said.
On information, firefighters from Savar Fire Service and Civil Defence rushed to the spot and doused the fire, said Khan Khalilur Rahman, station officer of the fire service.
Earlier, the group held a rally at the Dairy Farm gate around 10:00am.
The charge-sheeted accused are Abdul Kader Bhuiyan Jewel, 35, president of JCD; Sharifuddin Jewel, 35, senior vice-president of Dhaka city (north); Akil Mahmud, 32, a JCD central committee member; Firoz Miah, 30, senior vice-president of Mirpur thana unit; and Mahbubul Alam, 24, activist of Titumir College unit.
Of them, Akil and Mahbub were arrested on June 24 for their alleged involvement in the incident. They are now in jail custody while Kader, Sharif and Firoz remain absconding since the incident.