Two local leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Jashore have been picked up by a team of plainclothes police on Thursday evening, alleged Jashore BNP while police has denied the allegation.
They are Jashore district BNP general secretary Syed Sabbarul Haque Sabu and Jashore city BNP president Maruful Islam.
One of the witnesses, district Juba Dal president Tamal Ahmed told the media that the incident occurred while the two leaders were distributing food among destitute people in front of the Zila School on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Road.
A team of plainclothes police, in cars and on motorcycles, picked the leaders at around 5:45pm, Tamal added.
The general secretary of Jashore city BNP Munir Ahmed Siddiqui said, ‘Saberul Haque and Maruful Islam were on bail. Yet the DB police have arrested them.”
Munir Ahmed said, “It is very sad that police has arrested the leaders from such a non-violent program before Eid.”
Asked officer-in-charge (OC) Md Moniruzzaman said, “no team of Jashore DB police has picked any BNP leaders.”
Jashore Kotwali police station OC Abdul Bashar said he did not know anything about whether or not any BNP leaders were arrested.