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Bomb explodes near BD HC judge’s house

Unidentified criminals exploded a crude bomb near the residence of High Court Judge Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman in the city’s Dhanmondi area last night, news agency reports.

This is the second time crude bombs were blasted targeting the judge’s residence in a span of 12 days.

Two crude bombs were hurled at Justice Rahman’s residence on January 8, a day after he and Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque directed the government to take steps to stop publicising BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman’s statements in the media.

Justice Reza-Ul’s village home in Feni also came under an arson attack the same day.

Around 9:30pm yesterday, criminals set off a crude bomb near the main gate of Justice Rahman’s residence on road 7/A in Dhanmondi, and fled the scene, Rezaul Karim, assistant commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police said.

Several policemen were on guard at the house when the blast took place.

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