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Miscreants hurled crude bombs at Mirza Abbas’ house

UNB . Dhaka
21 Nov 2023 20:06:43 | Update: 21 Nov 2023 20:08:56
Miscreants hurled crude bombs at Mirza Abbas’ house
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Unidentified miscreants on Tuesday hurled two crude bombs at the Shahjahanpur house of BNP Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas who has been staying in jail since his arrest on October 31.

The security personnel of the house said two criminals came on a motorcycle around 7:50am on and hurriedly fled after throwing the two crude bombs outside the house.

They also said one of the crude bombs was denoted and the other remained unexploded. Later the police came to the spot and recovered the unexploded crude bomb.

Abbas’ wife Afroza Abbas alleged that two cadres of the ruling party wearing helmets carried out the attack.

Talking to reporters at her house, she said “I phoned a security guard hearing a loud explosion. He said two men wearing black clothes and helmets made the attack. They were on the same motorcycle.”

Afroza, the president of Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal, alleged that there were three members of the police outside the house during the crude bomb explosion. “They (police) were requested to detain the miscreants. The police did not do that as they helped (miscreants) to escape.”

She alleged that criminals were repeatedly attacking their house and pelting brickbats at the house, leaving the family members in a scary situation.

Abbas’ wife said police members told her that the activists of BNP’s student and youth wings were carrying out the attacks.

“I am suffering from insecurity. I want justice… They (AL cadres) are making the attacks and shifting the blame on the opposition... We want relief from this,” Afroza said.

He alleged that the law enforcers were pampering the ruling party men to attack her house repeatedly.  “The boys who did it with the help of the administration must belong to the ruling. But they won’t be brought under trial”

Mirza Abbas was arrested on October 31 in a case filed under the sabotage and explosives laws in connection with violence centering BNP’s October 28 rally.