Miscreants set fire to two buses at separate places in Gazipur. Miscreants set fire to two passenger buses in Sadar Metro Police Station of Gazipur metropolis and Safipur area of Kaliakair upazila.
Miscreants set fire to a safe transport bus at Battala on Shibbari-Shimultali road under Sadar Metro Police Station of Gazipur metropolis. Miscreants set fire at around 2 am on Sunday. The bus was parked at Battala on Shibbari-Shimultali road. A unit of Joydevpur Fire Service and Sadar police reached the spot and brought the fire under control.
Deputy Assistant Director of Gazipur Fire Service. Abdullah Al Arefin said miscreants set fire to the bus parked on the side of the road around 2 am. There were no casualties.
On the other hand miscreants poured petrol on a passenger bus and set it on fire in Safipur area of Kaliakair upazila of Gazipur. The incident took place on the Dhaka-Tangail highway around 4 am on Monday. The bus driver narrowly escaped.
The driver of the bus, Habibur Rahman, said that every morning a KP Transport bus takes workers from Konabari in Gazipur to a factory in Kalampur area of Kaliakair upazila. He was going towards Konabari early in the morning like every day. On the way, his bus has to slow down due to another bus on the east side at Safipur Bazar. At this time, four to five youths ran and boarded the bus. They then poured petrol on the car and set it on fire and fled.
Habibur Rahman said, when 4-5 young people boarded the bus, I told them, brother, I will not take any passengers, why did you board? Then they told me, you don’t need to go anywhere. As soon as he said this, he sprinkled oil from the bottle in his hand. Later escaped with fire. I narrowly escaped running down.
Station Officer of Kaliakor Fire Service. Raihan said that after receiving the information, a unit of fire service went to the spot and brought the fire under control. But before that most of the interior and front of the car was burnt.
Akbar Ali Khan, OC of Kaliakor police station, said miscreants committed the incident in the early hours. They will be identified and arrested. Legal action is under process in this incident.