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Arrests in bus burning cases in capital increased to 32

Staff Correspondent
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The number of arrests in 14 bus burning cases in the capital has increased to 32.So far, 32 people have been arrested in 14 cases in seven police stations for burning 11 buses in different parts of the capital.

On Saturday, November 14, Walid Hossain, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of the Media and Public Relations, Department of DMP gave this information.

He said there were more than 200 accused in 14 cases filed in seven police stations for setting fire to government transport and public transport buses on Thursday, November 12.

So far 32 people have been arrested. Most of them are leaders and activists of a political party. The fire broke out in 11 buses parked and moving in different parts of the capital from 12 noon to 6 pm on Thursday.

Police claimed that the miscreants disguised themselves as passengers and set fire to the bus with gunpowder or similar explosives.

In most cases, the back of the bus was set on fire. Cocktail explosions also occurred at three locations. However, no casualties were reported in these incidents.

On that day there were by-elections of Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 constituencies. Police claimed that sabotage was carried out in other areas of the capital around the by-election.

Meanwhile, the court has remanded 26 accused in different cases filed in different police stations in the capital on charges of setting fire to buses and sabotage. The remand order was issued by the Dhaka Metropolitan Chief Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The court granted three-day remand to six accused in two separate cases filed with Shahbagh Police Station. The remanded accused are Hazrat Ali, Moinuddin, Abu Saeed Shanta, Abul Kalam Azad, Abu Sufian and Sohail.

In a case filed by Paltan Police Station, Aliza Al Ahmed Mitu and Mehedi Hasan Yasin were remanded for three days and Fazlur Bari, Altaf Hossain, Naeem Pradhan, Alif Mahmud, Humayun Rashid Tutul, Khandaker Mashukur Rahman and Rasheduzzaman were remanded for five days.

Abdur Rahman granted Taher two days remand in one case and Zakir Hossain three days remand in another case.In a case filed with Bangshal Police Station, the court remanded two accused Safiuddin Ahmed Sentu and Mridu Rahman Johnny alias Morshedur Rahman Johnny for two days.

Accused Mahifur Rahman Tipu and Mainuddin Chowdhury were remanded for two days in a case filed with Kalabagan Police Station.The court granted three-day remand to four accused in the case filed with Sutrapur police station.

A court has remanded two accused Mashiur Rahman Mosi and engineer Nazrul Islam for two days in a case filed with Khilkhet police station. The court also granted a three-day remand to Sohail Mia in a case filed with the capital's Turag police station.Earlier, the investigating officers of the case applied for remand of the accused in different terms. After the hearing, the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate's Court granted remand.

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