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Arson attacks on buses in capital ; Over 500 sued, 28 remanded

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A total of 13 cases have been filed with different police stations in Dhaka till Friday night over the incidents of torching nine buses at different places in the capital city on Thursday, said Walid Hossain, Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Of them, 11 cases were filed on charges of setting fire to the buses and two others under the explosives act, added the police official. More than five hundred persons have been made accused in the cases.
Talking to The New Nation, the official also said that a total of 41 people have been arrested till 9.00 pm on Friday over the charges.
He said two cases were filed with each of the Motijheel, Shahbagh and Paltan Police Stations and one case was filed with each of the Bangshal, Kalabagan, Bhatara, Airport and Uttara east Police Stations on charges of torching buses. Besides, two cases were filed with Turag and Uttara East Police Stations under the explosives act.
A total of 234 people including BNP leaders Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Ishraq Hossain, Juba Dal General Secretary Sultan Salahuddin Tuku and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal President Fazlur Rahman Khokon and its General Secretary Iqbal Hosen Shyamol have been boooked in six cases filed with Shahbagh and Motijheel police stations.
Besides, Bhatara police have charged a maximum of 95 people in one case.
Meanwhile, two Dhaka Courts on Friday placed 28 accused, who were arrested in connection with incidents of torching nine buses at different places in Dhaka on Thursday, on remand.
All the accused are reportedly involved with the politics of BNP and its affiliated organizations.
Two separate Dhaka Metropolitan
Magistrates passed the orders after police produced them before their courts in the afternoon on Friday in connection with the cases filed against them over the incidents.
They were arrested in 11 cases filed against them with different police stations in the capital between Thursday night and Friday morning.
A court granted highest five-day remand to seven accused in a case filed with Paltan Police Station and rest of the accused were sent on remand for 2 or 3 days.  
Assistant Public Prosecutor Advocate Hemayet Uddin Khan Hiron said officials of the Shahbagh Police Station produced six accused in the court for remand in two cases filed in connection with torching two buses in the area.
He also said that officials of the Paltan Police Station produced 9 accused in the court in two cases filed over torching buses in that area and Motijheel Police Station produced 2 accused in two cases filed over arson incidents.
Officials of Turag Police Station produced 1 accused, Kalabagan Police Station produced 2 accused, Bangshal Police Station produced 2 accused, Sutrapur Police Station produced 4 accused and Khilkhet Police Station produced 2 accused.
The nine other accused of Uttara East Police Station were sent to jail after they had been produced in the court yesterday.
At least nine buses were torched in different parts of Dhaka on Thursday which police suspect was part of a plot to carry out subversive activities. No casualty was reported in any of the incidents.
During the hearing, Advocate Hemayet Uddin Khan Hiron said that pro-BNP activists set the buses on fire for killing people in a pre-planned way. So the accused should be sent on remand to surface the mystery of the fire incidents, added the lawyer.
On the other hand, the counsels of the accused persons said that the government had filed the cases against their clients on false charges only to harass them.
Deputy Commissioner Walid Hossain said efforts are underway to file cases over the attacks in other areas where buses were torched by the arsonists.

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