May 8, 2013
Jamalpur:Police detained 10 local activists of Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal and Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal while picketing during hartal in the district town on Wednesday morning.
The BNP-led 18-party alliance called the countrywide two-day series of hartal for today (Wednesday) and Thursday protesting the killing of unarmed Alems (Islamic scholars) in a crackdown on Hefajat-e-Islami’s sit-in at Shapla Chattar early Monday.
Witnesses said a group of activists of Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal and Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal blocked the main road torching tyres at Singhajani School intersection of the town at about 7:00am.
Later, Jamalpur Sadar Thana police broke their barricade and detained eight activists of Mohila Dal and two of Sramik Dal from the area.