During the BNP-Jamaat blockade, two cases have been registered in connection with the setting fire to CNG-powered auto-rickshaws and trucks in Bogra. Police arrested three people including BNP leader in two cases. In the statement of the case, 72 persons have been named and many unknown persons have been accused.
Last Thursday, the police filed two cases as plaintiffs at Bogra Sadar police station. Sadar Police Second Officer Rahim Uddin confirmed the matter on Saturday (November 11) afternoon. He said, ‘Two people were arrested in the case of setting fire to an autorickshaw and one person was arrested in the case of setting fire to a truck. In the afternoon they were sent to jail by the court.’
Saihan Oliullah, OC of Sadar police station, said, ‘On the second day of the third phase of the siege called by BNP-Jamaat, miscreants stopped an auto-rickshaw in front of the Nahar pump in Jhopgari area of the city on Dhaka-Rangpur highway and set it on fire with cocktail explosions. In this incident, Sadar police station sub-inspector Mizanur Rahman named 26 people and filed a case against many unknown persons. One person has been arrested in this case. Besides, on Wednesday night, the besiegers set fire to a truck carrying goods in Dighalkandi area of Sadar Upazila. In this incident, Sub-Inspector of Sadar Police Station Noor Zahid filed a case naming 46 people as plaintiff and accused many unknown persons. In this case, two people including Sadar Gokul Union BNP president Ferdous Alam Pilu have been arrested. An operation is underway to arrest the other accused in the two cases.