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Friday, November 13, 2015, Kartik 29, 1422 BS, Muharram 30, 1437 Hijri

Countrywide Hunt
250 more held
Staff Correspondent
Published :Friday, 13 November, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 18

As part of the ongoing countrywide special drives, around 250 more people, including a significant number of leaders and activists of Jamaat-Shibir and BNP, were arrested from different districts during 24 hours till Thursday morning, said police sources.
The special drives by police and Joint Forces combined with the personnel from Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Police resulted into the arrest of around 4000 people from across the country from the night on November 5.
In face of continuous attacks on bloggers, writers and police, the special drives claimed to have been launched countrywide to prevent subversive activities by a vested quarters, who were trying to destabilise the law and order situation, said officials at the police and RAB.
According to the sources, although the drives have been launched countrywide, but emphasises have been put on 23 districts treating them vulnerable as in last year most of the incidents of attacks on innocent people, police, transports and other subversive activities had taken place there.
Police and local sources said a total of 41 people, including 27 leaders and activists of BNP and Kamaat-Shibir men, were arrested by the personnel of the joint forces from different places. Sub-inspector Enamul Haque of the district unit of Special Branch of Police, said all the detainees are accused of cases like vandalism, attacks with arson and bombs.
In Kushtia, the special drives by the law enforcers resulted into the arrest of 15 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-Shibir, said Additional SP Abu Bakkar Siddiq. He also said that all of those were arrested for their involvements in the planning for carrying out various types of subversive activities.
In Chittagong, a total of 111 people were arrested, including a large number of leaders, activists and supporters of BNP and Jamaat-Shibir for their links with various types of criminal activities.

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