12 BNP men remanded over Science Lab clash

A Dhaka court today placed 12 leaders and activists of BNP on one-day remand each in a case lodged over their clash with police in the capital's Science Lab area on May 23.

The 12 remanded accused are- former acting general secretary of BNP's Dhanmandi thana unit Shahadat Hossain Soikat, Saiful Islam, Ripon Hossain, Md Ruhul, Md Abdus Salam, Md Sujon, Md Nazrul Islam, Shafikur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Ahmed, Aminul Islam and Shah Alam.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid passed the order as police produced the accused before the court and pleaded to place them on three-day remand each. The same court also sent 15 others to jail in the case.

BNP men locked in battle with police after the party brought out an anti-government procession in the capital's Science Lab area on Tuesday. BNP men later vandalized couple of vehicles and a police box at Dhanmandi-3 crossing.

Police later filed the case against 52 leaders and activists of BNP and many other unnamed persons with Dhanmandi Police Station.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha