Rangpur: A daylong hartal, called by the BNP-led 20-party alliance, is underway in Rangpur district on Saturday protesting confinement of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in her Gulshan office and demanding withdrawal of 'false' cases against party men.
On Friday afternoon, Mozaffar Hossain, Rangpur city president of BNP, announced the hartal at a press conference.
No procession or picketing was seen in support of the hartal in the city while most of the business establishments kept their shutters down.
A large number of police have been deployed in the city.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been kept confined in her office since January 3.