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17 BNP men held for holding `secret meeting`

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The police on Sunday arrested 17 activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) from Banglamotor in the capital.
Police claimed that they arrested them when they were holding a "secret meeting" there. The police, however, did not explain what did they meant by "secret meeting".
The arrested BNP men are Dhaka city's South unit acting general secretary Habibur Rashid, senior vice president Shamsul Huda, vice president Yunus Mridha, joint secretaries KM Jobayer, Alamgir Hossain, and ANM Saiful Islam, organising secretaries Saiful Islam and Rafiqul Islam.
Police's Ramna Division Deputy Commissioner Maruf Hossain Sarder told media that the law enforces arrested them on charge of holding secret meeting.
BNP insiders said they were holding the meeting to talk about possible programmes to press home their demand for the release of their  
Chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia and to devise election campaign programmes for Gazipur and Khulna City Corporation elections.
In a press statement protesting the arrest, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, the government is arresting opposition activists including BNP men as part of its repression on the opposition, ostensibly to tame down the ongoing street campaign demanding the release of Khaleda.

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