New market clash: BNP leader Makbul on 3-day remand

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Dhaka, April 23: A court has placed former New Market thana BNP President Makbul Hossain on a three-day remand in connection with a case filed for obstructing police in discharging duties during the clash between Dhaka College students and the traders.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid passed the order on Saturday after New Market Police Station’s Inspector Halder Arpita Thakur produced him before the court with a seven-day remand prayer.

Earlier on Friday afternoon, Makbul was arrested from his residence in the capital’s Dhanmandi. He was taken to DB office on Minto road for interrogation. Later, he was handed over to New Market Police Station.

On midnight of April 18, Dhaka College students clashed with the New market traders and it lasted for around 2:30hours. Later, they again engaged in clash after 10am on April 19.

Two people were killed and more than fifty people also injured in the clashes. The deceased are Nahid and Mursalin.

Later, police filed two cases against 1,200 including traders and students.

Apart from, Nahid’s father Md Nadim Hossain and Mursalin’s brother Nur Mohammad filed two murder cases with New Market Police Station. Around 1,400 unnamed people were accused in the cases.

It is to be noted, Makbul owns two shops in Dhaka New Market, from where the clash reportedly originated.