It was 11 in the morning. People were going about their usual work. They were a little shaken when a chopper roared in the sky. By the time it hovered over the police lines field, they were on their feet.
A chopper in this small town is always a spectacle with big events following.
So they rushed to the field, expecting people larger than life and events bigger than usual. Their expectation intensified when law enforcers cordoned off the field to ensure the chopper's protection. Five of them stepped down on the ground.
But when they learnt that the five came to appear before a district court, they realised the show was not for them. Disillusioned, they got back to their drudgery.
Later it was known that Sultan Ahmed, owner of Mother Textile, along with four of his family members Soyeb Sultan, Sharmin Sultan, Eliza Sultan and Emam Eunus were accused in a cheque dishonour case and they came to seek bail in the case.
The court granted them bail, counsel of the accused said.
Court sources said the accused were also seen to ride a vehicle, reserved only for government officials, before court proceedings began.
Contacted, Md Abul Baset of Pabna DC office said he did not know anything about the vehicle.
Asked about the huge security measures, Md Miraz Uddin, Pabna superintendent of police (SP), said it was their duty to ensure security for all citizens.