Joint forces in several drives arrested some 159 people, including 84 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-Shibir, from Gaibandha, Chapainawabganj and Satkhira districts on various charges on Tuesday night, reports UNB.
In Gaibandha, a ‘joint force’ of different agencies arrested 63 people, including 15 leaders and activists of BNP and 28 of Jamaat-Shibir, from different places of the district in the night.
A team of the ‘joint force’, comprising members of police, Rapid Action Battalion and Border Guard Bangladesh, conducted separate drives in four upazilas of the district and arrested 63 people on various charges, police control room sources said.
Police said the BNP and Jamaat-Shibir men were arrested in cases filed for subversive activities, vandalism and attacking policemen.
Among the arrestees, 16 are from Sadar, 12 from Sundarganj, 15 from Palashbari, six from Gobindaganj and 30 from Sadullahpur upazilas.
In Satkhira, several law enforcing agencies arrested 65 people, including 39 leaders and activists of BNP-Jamaat, in separate drives from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning.
Sub-inspector of Special Branch (SB) of Satkhira Enamul Haque said the joint force conducted drives and arrested 28 people from Chapainawabganj Sadar while five from Kalaroa, five from Tala, eight from Kaliganj, five from Ashashuni, seven from Debhata, four from Patkelghata and three people from Shyamnagar upazila.
In Chapainawabganj, police arrested 30 people including two activists of BNP-Jamaat from separate places in several charges in the night, said Officer-in-charge of Special Branch (SB) of the district Akmal Hossain.