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5 crude bombs set off near BNP central office

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Staff Reporter
Amid a fresh threat by a group of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) to resume their protest programme against the newly formed committee of the student body, five crude bombs were exploded near BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Sunday.
Witnesses said the crude bombs went off in front Hotel Victory near the BNP office around 11:55pm.
However, no one was injured in the blast, but police presence was reinforced as a precaution measure. It was not clear who were behind the blasts.
BNP sources said the aggrieved JCD men, deprived of posts in its new committee, was to resume their demonstration on Sunday as the party has recently expelled three rebel JCD leaders instead of responding to their call for dissolving the new committee.
On October 19, they postponed their demonstration and sit-in programs in front their Nayapaltan central office following a fruitful meeting with BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on October 14 approved a 201-member partial committee of the party’s student associate body with Rajib Ahsan as president and Akramul Hasan general secretary.
A group of dissident JCD leaders and activists have been opposing the committee as they think it is an ‘incompetent and pocket committee’.
BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas, assigned by the party high command, sat with the rebel JCD men thrice but failed to reach an understanding.