SYLHET: District and city units of BNP Wednesday conditionally announced a dawn to dusk hartal on Thursday in Sylhet division following BNP leader Elias Ali missing.
Agitating district BNP leaders, in a rally, said they would observe Hartal on Thursday if BNP Sylhet division Organizing Secretary Elias Ali is not found by Wednesday.
BNP vice-chairman Shamser Mobin Chowdhury confirmed the announcement of hartal to banglanews.
On the other hand, leaders-activists of Sylhet BNP put barricade on South Surma road of Dhaka-Sylhet highway and Sylhet- Sunamganj road from 10:0am Wednesday after spreading the news of Elias Ali missing.
Sylhet District and city unit BNP also staged a protest rally in different roads in the city.
In the rally, the leaders said they would observe Hartal on Thursday in Sylhet and Sunamganj District.
Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Amullya Bhushan Barua told banglanews, “BNP activists barricaded the highway in Rashidpur of South Surma.”
Police was rushing to the spot, he added.
Earlier, BNP Sylhet division Organizing Secretary Elias Ali with his driver Ansar went missing on early Wednesday.
However, police found the private car of the BNP leader in front of South Point School and College in city’s Mahakhali.
Earlier 16 days ago, JCD assistant general secretary Iftekhar Ahmed Dinar went missing and still could not be traced.
BDST: 1204 HRS, APR 18, 2012
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