Two homemade bombs exploded near the National Museum in Shahbagh shortly after a procession of Ganajagaran Mancha passed through the area on Monday opposing the Jamaat strike.
The explosions hit the island
opposite National Museum around 12:45pm, but no one was hurt, bdnews24.com Dhaka
University Correspondent reported.
Shahbagh Police Station Officer
in-Charge Sirajul Islam confirmed the blasts and said, “We are trying to find
who did this.”
One witness said two bike-riding youths coming in from TSC
made the blasts and drove away.
Mancha supporters, who have been
campaigning for capital punishment for war criminals, had returned safely to
Shahbagh after completing the procession.
Police vigil in the area was
intensified after the blasts. They were seen frisking motorcycles and CNG-driven
auto-rickshaws in the area.
The Jamaat’s strike was called on Sunday
protesting contempt verdict against three party leaders by
Ganajagaran Mancha, which is seeking a ban on the Jamaat-Shibir
combine, had taken out the Monday-procession to protest the strike.
short rally at Central Shaheed Minar premises, its spokesperson Imran H Sarker
reiterated the Mancha’s demand for a ban on Jamaat. “Only a ban can restrict it.
The party need to be banned as put forward in the six-point demand of
Ganajagaran Mancha,” he insisted.