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20 JCD men held in city

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Staff Reporter
Police detained 20 leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student front of BNP, from in front of Party’s Nayapaltan central office and nearby areas in the city on Tuesday morning for their alleged involve-ment in subversive activities.
Police said a team of Paltan Police Station launched drives at different points of Paltan, including Kakrail Nightangle crossing and Rajarbagh Police Hospital, and detained the 20 JCD men while they were going to-wards the BNP office staging a showdown in the morning.
Several teams of police were deployed in the areas since early morning, fearing that the new committee mem-bers of JCD might carry out subversive activities on their way to the party office.
Khaleda Zia approved a 201-member partial committee of the party’s student wing on Tuesday (October 14) last with Rajib Ahsan as its president and Akramul Hasan general secretary.
But the JCD men, who were deprived of posts in the new body, started staging demonstrations in front of the Nayapaltan office on Wednesday and continued it until Fakrul’s intervention on Sunday (October 19).
After staging violent protests for five consecutive days, the aggrieved JCD men, deprived of posts in its new committee, earlier on Sunday (October 19), postponed their demonstration and sit-in programs in front their Nayapaltan central office following a fruitful meeting with Fakhrul.