BNP stages demo in city, three detained

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:18, Feb 09,2018 | Updated: 17:44, Feb 09,2018

 
 
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Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party bring out a procession in the city on Friday protesting at the court verdict that jailed its chairperson Khaleda Zia for five years in a graft case. — Sourav Lasker

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party staged demonstration in the capital on Friday as part of its countrywide programme protesting at the court verdict that jailed its chairperson Khaleda Zia for five years.

BNP on Thursday rejected the verdict and announced countrywide protests for today and Saturday terming the verdict ‘politically motivated’.

BNP brought out a procession led by its secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir from Baitul Mukarram mosque area after jumma prayers around 2:00pm.

The procession escorted by police marched through Dainik Bangla intersection, Fakirapul and Naya Paltan with participation of hundreds of party activists.

As the procession was passing by BNP central office at Naya Paltan, police intercepted them at Bijaynagar-Naya Paltan intersection.

The procession then turned towards a nearby lane where law enforcers chased the party activists and detained three people.

The Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-5 on Thursday jailed Khaleda Zia for five years and her eldest son Tarique Rahman and four others for 10 years in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

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