Published: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jamaat, Shibir continue terror

Jamaat-Shibir activists have continued to target the ruling party men and law enforcers to avenge the execution of war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah.
The activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, today hurled petrol bombs at police outposts and vandalise several vehicles in Narayanganj.
They allegedly torched, vandalised and looted nine houses of ruling Awami League leaders and activists in Ashashuni upazila of Satkhira last night.
The Jamaat assistant secretary general was hanged Thursday might for atrocities committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
Two police outposts — belonging to Chashara and Hajiganj police stations and housed in a same building — were badly burnt as the activists, from a rally, threw three petrol bombs in Chashara town around 3:00pm, Syed Nurul Islam, superintendent of police in Narayanganj, told The Daily Star.
Law enforcers fired teargas canisters to disperse the protesters and picked up four Jamaat-Shibir men from there, the police official said.
The activists also vandalised several vehicles in the town, quoting witnesses and law enforcer reports our Narayanganj correspondent.
At least 30 Jamaat men allegedly attacked the houses of nine local AL leaders on Friday midnight, Zakir Hossain, Pratapnagar UP chairman, told The Daily Star.
Jamaat activists also torched several shops owned by a local Jubo League leader at Nawabeki Bazar in Shyamnagar around 10:30pm, Md Sagir Ali, officer-in-charge of Shyamnagar Police Station, told The Daily Star.
Abdul Aziz, district Jamaat publication secretary, denied any involvement of his party men and alleged that the authorities were blaming them grossly.
Miscreants set fire to a BRTC bus in BRAC intersection area on Khulna-Barisal highway of Jhalakathi around 5:45pm, reports our Jhalakathi correspondent.