RAB says it will go after those involved in violence during BNP’s antigovernment rally

The elite force says its intelligence wing is gathering evidence, including video footage

Staff Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 28 Oct 2023, 02:25 PM
Updated : 28 Oct 2023, 02:25 PM

The Rapid Action Battalion says it has started working to bring to justice those involved in violent clashes with police during the BNP’s rally in Dhaka.

The elite force's intelligence wing is gathering evidence, including media footage and CCTV recordings, to identify and apprehend those involved in violence, the RAB said in a statement on Saturday evening.

It said assailants attacked people in parts of the capital, including Kakrail, Naya Paltan, Motijheel, and Fakirapul, and vandalised and torched public and private vehicles.

They targeted Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan’s residence, Central Police Hospital in Rajarbagh, torched ambulances and attacked the residences of senior law enforcement officials, the RAB said.

They also assaulted media personnel on duty and vandalised CCTV cameras installed on different roads, the elite force added.

A police constable died at the Dainik Bangla intersection after clashes spread from Kakrail during the BNP’s rally at Naya Paltan.

The ruling Awami League and the Jamaat-e-Islami also held rallies in nearby areas without any major incident.