A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Friday granted three day’s police interrogation for Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on charge of violence, attacking police and stealing mobile phone of a ruling party MP from Bakshibazar on December 24. Metropolitan magistrate Tasruzzman passed the order while a 10-day remand was sought by the police. Earlier, plainclothes police arrested four BNP men including the BNP standing committee member at a house in the city’s Shiddheshwari area early Friday, a day before BNP-led 20-party alliance’s Gazipur rally. The arrests followed raids on the houses of Gayeshwar and BNP’s Dhaka city unit convener Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel on Thursday night. There had been no arrest on Thursday night as both the BNP leaders were out of their houses during the police raids. BNP sources said plainclothes police raided Sohel’s Shantinagar house around 7:40pm while Gayeshar’s Rayerbazar house around 8:15pm. The country’s political situation started heating up again over the 20-party alliance’s Gazipur rally with district unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student associate body of the ruling Awami League, threatening not to allow BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to enter Gazipur until BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman apologises for calling the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘Razakar’. But, Khaleda Zia had announced that their rally in Gazipur would be held at any cost. Meanwhile, local administration in Gazipur on Friday afternoon imposed section 144 of the CrPC restricting any kind of public gatherings over Gazipur district Chhatra League activists who occupied the Bhawal Badre Alam Government College ground at Gazipur where BNP was scheduled to hold a rally on Saturday.
Source: New Age