Juba League men released hours after arrest with petrol bombs

The police on Wednesday set free two Awami Juba League activists a few hours after the police arrested them with petrol bombs at Jagannathdighi of Chauddagram upazila in Comilla.

Local people alleged that the police arrested the ruling Awami League-baked youth organisation’s Jagnnath union unit president Manik its activist Babul in Keskir crossing area at Jagannathdighi at about 10:00pm with petrol bombs and later took them to Chauddagram police station.

The police, however, said that they recovered some petrol bombs from behind Manik’s house, not from his possession.

‘Miscreants might have kept the bombs behind Manik’s house in a bid to implicate him in the crime and that is why we have released them,’ Chauddagram police station officer-in-charge Uttam Kumar Chakrabarti told New Age on Thursday. He said that the Juba League men were released on Wednesday evening.

At least seven people, including two women, were burnt alive and 26 others sustained burn injuries in a firebomb attack on a bus on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Jagamohanpur of Chouddagram upazila on early Tuesday.

Source: New Age BD