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12:01 PM, March 06, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:52 PM, March 06, 2018

Swechchhasebak Dal chief Babu held from BNP demo

Lawmen today detained Shafiul Bari Babu, president of Swechchhasebak Dal, from BNP’s demonstration at Jatiya Press Club, organised to press for Khaleda Zia’s release.

Plainclothes picked him up from the human chain programme. Several supporters were seen throwing motorcycle helmets on the law enforcers during the detention.   

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An alleged supporter of BNP is throwing a brick chip at law enforcers during the detention of Babu. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Aggrieved by the detention, BNP supporters allegedly vandalised some window panes of the Secretariat, one of our Staff Photographers present at the spot reports.

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Window glasses of the Secretariat were vandalised during the detention of Babu. Photo: Anisur Rahman

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Senior leaders and supporters of BNP gather in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka since 10:00am on Tuesday with placards and chanting slogans, blocking one side of the road. Photo: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

Earlier in the morning, hundreds of BNP leaders and activists formed the human chain as part of their countrywide protest demanding release of their Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

BNP human chain programme
Hundreds of BNP leaders and activists form a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, as part of their countrywide protest demanding release of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Photo: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

Senior leaders and supporters of BNP gathered in front of Jatiya Press Club since 10:00am with placards and chanting slogans, blocking one side of the road.

Vehicles moving from Paltan to High Court were diverted to Abdul Goni Road instead.  As a part of its two-day fresh peaceful protest programme across country BNP will stage a sit-in on Thursday.

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BNP leaders and activists chant slogans at the protest programme. Photo: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

On February 8, Khaleda was sent to jail following a court verdict that sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. 

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