A bomb disposal unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police has taken the position in front of the BNP’s central office at Naya Paltan in Dhaka.
Police earmarked the area as a crime scene by erecting yellow ribbons.
A day after a clash and police action at Naya Paltan, a tense situation is prevailing in the area where traffic movement remained disrupted since Wednesday night.
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No one is being allowed to enter the area without an identity card as police set up barricades at the Nightingale intersection in Bijaynagar and Fakirapool crossings. No vehicles were seen in front of the BNP office.
A huge number of law enforcers remained deployed in the area with armoured vehicles.
No BNP leaders and activists have been seen at the party office since this morning, after Wednesday’s clash.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Faklhrul Islam Alamgir was barred from going into the BNP office this morning.
Police stopped Fakhrul when he reached the Bijaynagar intersection around 10:50am, after appearing before a Dhaka court in the morning.