DHAKA: Hundreds of BNP leaders and activists were staging demonstration in Dhaka demanding release of their Chairperson Khaleda Zia who was jailed in a corruption case.
The protesters brought out a procession from the North entrance of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque that ended at the BNP central party office in Nayapaltan on Friday noon (February 9).
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir led the procession.
The procession passed through Dainik Bangla Mor and Fakirapul areas after the jumma prayers.
BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi waved at the protesters as they reach the party office.
Jubo Dal Secretary General Sultan Salahuddin Tuku, Swechhasebok Dal President Shafiul Bari Babu, Assistant Secretary for youth affairs Mir Newaz Ali and executive committee member Rafiq Shikder participated in the procession.
Rafiq Shikder told Banglanews that the procession reached to the party office in spite of obstruction attempts from police. None was hurt.
Motijheel Zone Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Shibli Noman told media that they have cooperated the peaceful program of BNP. The BNP protesters didn’t create any disorder.
However, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail on Thursday (February 8) after a special tribunal sentenced her to 5-year in prison in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
BDST: 1601 HRS, FEB 9, 2018