Miscreants set fire to a passenger bus in the capital’s Gulistan. The incident took place around 2 pm on Monday on the second day of the blockade called by BNP-Jamaat. All the seats of the bus were burnt in the fire. However, no casualties were reported.
Eyewitnesses said that when the fire was set, the passengers of the bus rushed out through the windows and doors. Local people started extinguishing the fire. Later the fire service came and extinguished the fire.
According to the fire service headquarters, they received information about miscreants setting fire to a passenger bus named Alternative Auto Service in front of Bangabandhu Square Hall Market in Gulistan around 2:05 pm today.
According to fire service sources, two units of Siddikbazar fire station went to the spot on receiving the information of setting fire to the bus. They put out the fire completely with the help of the police.
Amidst the blockade called by the opposition parties including BNP, the incidents of setting fire to vehicles in various areas of the country including the capital are increasing. On the first day of the second phase of the blockade, 13 vehicles were set on fire across the country from 4 am to 10:30 pm on Sunday.
On October 28, the party called for morning-evening hartal across the country on October 29 due to the cancellation of BNP’s general meeting in Dhaka. After that, BNP held a blockade program from October 31 to November 2.
After a two-day break, the party announced a two-day blockade program from Sunday. Similar programs are being carried out by various alliances and parties, including the Democracy Manch, which is in simultaneous movement with the BNP.