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He took BNP leaflets in the morning, police arrested him in the afternoon

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Police have accused a garment trader of arresting him for taking leaflets calling for ‘dummy’ election boycott and non-cooperation movement distributed by BNP leaders and workers. In protest, ready-made clothing traders closed their shops for about an hour. Later the police released the businessman. This incident took place in Manikganj town on Saturday afternoon.

According to district BNP, concerned businessmen and local sources, BNP has called for boycott of ‘dummy’ elections and non-cooperation movement. Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, senior joint secretary general of the party made this call on behalf of BNP in a virtual press conference last Wednesday.

As part of the central program of BNP, the leaders and workers of the district BNP and its organizations have been distributing leaflets containing various texts on January 7 ‘dummy’ election boycott and non-cooperation movement in different areas of Manikganj since last Thursday.

In continuation of this, the leaders and workers of the BNP organization distributed these leaflets to various businesses along Shaheed Rafiq road near the district BNP office in the district city at around 11 o’clock on Saturday. At around 11:30 am, the leaders and activists gave leaflets to Moshiur Rahman alias Sumon, a clothing-trader of a market named Dolly Plaza. Leaders and activists posted the video of leaflet distribution on Facebook.

Later the matter came to the attention of the district police administration. After that, Sadar police station officer-in-charge (OC) said. Six-seven policemen along with Habil Hossain went to Dolly Plaza Business and arrested businessman Moshiur Rahman from his business and took him to the police station.

In protest of this incident, the ready-made clothing traders closed their shops around 1:30 pm. Then they went to Sadar police station. Later, the police released Moshiur Rahman from the police station on bail around 2:30. Khondkar Mirazul Islam, President of Manikganj Made Clothing Shop Owners Association, did not agree to comment on this matter. He said, ‘I am under pressure. I can’t say anything about this.’

On Saturday around three o’clock on the spot, the victim businessman Moshiur Rahman’s clothes shop named ‘Bithi Fashion’ was found closed. At this time, this reporter talked to some clothing merchants and their employees. Several clothing traders who did not want to be named said that the police arrested the businessman Moshiur Rahman and took him to the police station after taking the leaflets given by the BNP leaders and workers and posting them on Facebook.

Moshiur Rahman, the victimized clothing trader, said, ‘Suddenly, some workers of BNP came and distributed leaflets among the traders. While giving me a leaflet, he videoed it on his mobile phone. Later the police came and took me to the police station. After the interrogation, the police released me on bond.’

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Manikganj Sadar Police Station. Habil Hossain told reporters, ‘The businessman was taken to the police station for questioning. He was later released.’

In response to a question whether he was arrested for taking leaflets from BNP leaders and workers, OC Habil Hossain said, ‘No, he was taken to the police station not for leaflets, but for another matter.’


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