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10 BNP-Jamaat men remanded

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A correspondent Benapole: A court in Jessore on Monday placed 10 activists of BNP-Jamaat on a one-day remand each in a case filed in connection with the death of a bus helper, who suffered burn injuries in an arson attack on a bus by some pickets during countrywide transport blockade on Wednesday. Jessore Senior Judicial Magistrate Abu Ibrahim passed the order on Sunday when Kotwali Model Police Station inspector Sheikh Gani Miah produced them before the court seeking a seven-day remand from each. Bus helper Murad Mollah, 20, son of Turab Mollah of Mohammadpur upazila in Magura district, who suffered burn injuries in an arson attack by some pickets during countrywide transport blockade on Wednesday, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday. Murad was lying asleep inside the bus when the picketers set fire on it. He was admitted to sadar hospital first and then shifted to the DMCH burn unit where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning. Police filed a case against 49 people in connection with the arson attack. Later, police arrested 10 leaders and activists of BNP-Jamaat from different areas of the district on Saturday.