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Torching of Bus: Cops identify 3 ‘arsonists’

By : The Report
Published : Nov 21, 2020 12:48:17 PM | Bangladesh

Police yesterday claimed to have identified from CCTV footage three arsonists who were allegedly involved in torching a bus in the capital's Paltan on November 12.

Meanwhile, police recovered 31 crude bombs from an under-construction building in Uttara's Sector-10 yesterday afternoon. A bomb disposal unit of police defused those later.


An additional deputy commissioner (Motijheel division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police last night told The Daily Star that they identified more arsonists and were conducting drives to arrest them.

He said the CCTV footage shows that two young men in trousers and shirts threw something inside a parked bus in Paltan and a fire broke out in the vehicle on November 12.

On Thursday, police arrested two Jubo Dal men -- Mamun, general secretary of Dhaka city's ward-54, and activist Suman.


Gleaning information from them, DB police recovered the 31 crude bombs from a flat on the third floor of the six-storey under-construction building around 5:00pm yesterday, police said.

Later, the bomb disposal unit of DMP's Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit defused them, Kazi Shafiqul Alam, deputy commissioner of Detective Branch of DMP, told this paper.

Police earlier arrested a man named Sohel Rana in connection with a bomb blast near a polling centre in Uttara during the by-polls to Dhaka-18 on November 12.