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PV Desk

Eighty-five BNP leaders and activists, including central leader Azizul Bari Helal and district unit BNP member secretary Monirul Hasan Bappi, have been sued over torching a bus in Khulna’s Rupsha upazila on Sunday night, during the countrywide 48-hour blockade called by BNP, Jamaat and like-minded opposition parties.

Sheikh Farid Ahmed, sub-inspector (SI) of Rupsha police station, filed the case on Monday, Md Shahin, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station, confirmed.

At least 25 BNP leaders and activists were named in the case and 60 were unnamed, the OC said.

So far 8 people have been arrested in connection with the arson incident, added the police officer.

Earlier on Sunday night, a parked bus of ‘Mayer Ancal Paribahan’ was set on fire by miscreants in Khulna’s Rupsha upazila.