Bombs blast at Shahbagh
Published: 2013-06-10 07:42:56.0 BdST Updated: 2013-06-10 07:44:47.0 BdST
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.
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 ICT.
Ganajagaran Mancha, which is seeking a ban on the Jamaat-Shibir combine, had taken out the Monday-procession to protest the strike.
At a 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.
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