A bus of Shyamoli Bangla Paribahan, parked in Nabisco area of Tejgaon, caught fire.
A bus at Mohakhali Terminal was set on fire during the fourth phase of BNP’s two-day blockade programme.
The bus was parked on the roadside in Nabisco area of Tejgaon near the terminal.
This bus of Shyamoli Bangla Paribahan operates on Haluaghat route from Dhaka to Mymensingh.
This is the first time that a car at Mohakhali terminal has been attacked during the blockade program of BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami and like-minded parties since October 31.
Referring to the bus being set on fire at around 8:30 pm on Sunday, fire service said, two units of Tejgaon fire station went there and brought it under control.
Shilpanchal police station OC Mazharul Islam told bdnews24.com, “A long-distance bus named Shyamli Bangla was ‘parked’ on the roadside in Nabisco area near Mohakhali bus stand. Someone set the bus on fire. Later, the fire service came and brought it under control.”
Noting that the bus was badly damaged, the OC said, “Efforts are on to arrest the criminals.”
Earlier in the afternoon, there was a fire incident in a bus of Prajapati Paribahan near Mirpur No. 10 goal square. According to the police, the fire was started by a passenger from the back seat of the bus.
At around 7:15 pm, the fire service reported a fire in a bus in the Dhakeshwari Adamji EPZ area of Siddhirganj, Narayanganj. According to fire service, two units of Adamji EPZ fire station brought the fire under control.
From Saturday night to Sunday morning, 8 buses and 1 pickup caught fire in different parts of the country. However, no casualty was reported in these fires.
On October 28, near the BNP’s rally in Dhaka, after clashes between party leaders and workers with the police in Kakrail and Vijaynagar areas, car fires are happening every day due to strikes and blockades.