BNP leader Noman detained in Gazipur

first_imgBNP vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman being detained by the police on Sunday. Photo: UNB (Collected)Police on Sunday detained BNP vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman and 12 other leaders and activists of the party at Tongi of the district, reports UNB.Kamal Uddin, officer-in-charge of Tongi police station, said police detained Noman and others for their involvement in damaging public transports and creating trouble on the street.He said the police have continued their drive to arrest other troublemakers till filing of this report around 8:00pm.Gazipur district BNP president Fazlul Haque Milon said law enforcers picked Noman and 14 other their party leaders and activists up as they came out of the BNP’s Gazipur City polls mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarkar’s Tongi residence after holding a press conference over the High Court’s stay order on the 15 May election.Milon said several hundred law enforcers cordoned off Sarkar’s residence confining many party leaders and activists, including him, to it.Noman’s personal secretary Nurul Azim Hiru told UNB that police took the BNP leader to the Tongi police station by a vehicle.Earlier in the day, the High Court stayed the Gazipur City Corporation election scheduled to be held on 15 May.An HC bench of justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order following hearing on a writ petition.The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the inclusion of six moujas of Dhaka district into GCC should not be declared illegal.Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the election schedule for Gazipur and Khulna city corporations on 31 March.Awami League’s Jahangir Alam and BNP’s Hasn Uddin Sarkar are vying for the mayoral post in the polls.Read more:Gazipur city polls postponedlast_img

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