Police in separate drives arrested 155 people, including 85 leaders and activists of BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir from Dinajpur and Sirajganj districts.
In Dinajpur, 122 people, including 76 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat, were arrested from 13 upazilas of the district.
Of them, 24 were arrested from Kotowali area, 12 from Birol, 11 from Chirirbandar, six from Parbatipur, eight from Birganj, 14 from Khansama, six from Kaharole, seven from Phulbari, 10 from Birampur, five from Nababganj, 14 from Hakimpur, 10 from Ghoraghat and one from Bechaganj upazilas of the district, said sources from Dinajpur police.
They were arrested in connection with different cases filed for subversive activities.
In Sirajganj, police in a drive arrested 26 people, including nine leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir from different areas in Sadar upazila.
The drive was conducted in Bagbati, Khokshabari, Ratankandi in sadar upazila and different parts of the town from Sunday night to Monday morning.