Rizvi arrested

DB police assault some journalists and photo journalists of several private television channels, according to witnesses

Detective Branch (DB) Police arrested BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi from the party’s Nayapaltan offices, early Saturday.

Meanwhile, police detained BNP Executive member Belal Ahmed.

Sources said DB police picked them up from their party offices at around 4:30am, hours before the 72-hour countrywide blockade began.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Masudur Rahman said: “Rizvi was arrested over specific allegations.”

However, Masudur Rahmand did not disclose anything regarding the allegation against Rizvi and the reason behind Belal’s detention.

Witnesses said DB police had assaulted journalists and photo journalists from several private television channels.

Meanwhile, they also damaged some of the television channels’ camera equipment, including Somoy TV’s.

The blockade began at 6am Saturday and will end on 6am Tuesday.

Source: Dhaka Tribune