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4 arrested over arson attack on 12 buses

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  • 30 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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4 arrested over arson attack on 12 buses

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Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday arrested four persons over torching of 12 buses in the capital on 29 November last month.

The arrestees are Monir Hossain, 54, Hridoy Hasan Parves, 19, Alauddin Sifat, 25 and Nayeem Hasan Meer, 24. They were arrested from Dhaka and Cumilla.

The attack was carried out in a planned way by spreading news that a bus of Anabil Paribahan ran over SSC examinee Mainuddin at Rampura in the capital on the day.

Arrestee Monir Hossain, who was wanted in seven criminal cases, was the mastermind behind the arson attacks.

Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director (Legal and Media Wing) of RAB, said this at a press briefing on Wednesday.

Saddam Hossain, brother-in-law of Mainuddin, and his friend were coming to Dhaka from Gazipur on November 29. They were trying to get in a bus of Anabil Paribahan, but they had an argument with the driver and helper of the bus.

Saddam phoned her relatives, including Mainuddin, to gather at Rampura to give a proper lesson to the bus staffers. And they got on another bus for coming to Rampura, said the officer.

Monir heard the matter and directed Alauddin, Nayeem an15 to 20 others to set fire on buses.

They were waiting for the bus near BTV Bhaban with petrol and octane.

When the bus was passing by the BTV Bhahan, they hurled stones at the bus, said the director of the RAB.

Sensing danger, the driver of the Anabail bus accelerated the speed of the bus.

But Saddam and his brother-in-law       Mainuddin ran after the bus and Mainuddin attempted to get into the running bus at Palashbagh.

At that time, the helper of the bus pushed him and he was crushed under the wheels of the vehicle.

Thereafter, those, who gathered there, circulated that the bus ran over the examinee and they set the buses fire on the fire one after another. They were trying to make anarchy capitalizing the incident.