86 BNP activists sent to jail ahead of rally

At least 86 BNP men were arrested over the last 24 hours and sent to jail today, ahead of the party’s scheduled grand rally in the capital tomorrow, said court sources.

Police produced all of them before separate Dhaka courts today, Tahirul Islam Touhid, one of the defence lawyers told The My News

Of them, 21 were shown arrested under Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure while the rest were arrested in various cases pending with different police stations in the capital, the sources said.

Charges of involvement in vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police duty were brought against the 65 other arrestees. None were named in the first information reports, they said.

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