Police detain BNP leader over bomb blast in Rajshahi


RAJSHAHI, July 22, 2018 (BSS)- Police arrested Motiur Rahman Montu in
connection with the bomb blasts at a meeting organised for Mosaddek Hossain
Bulbul, the BNP mayoral candidate for the upcoming election to Rajshahi City

Montu, District unit general secretary of BNP, has been arrested from his
resident at Ramchandrapur area in the city last midnight.

AKM Hafiz Akther, Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, revealed this
at a press conference at his office conference hall this noon.

He said the arrest came after an audio clip of his conversation with another
leader on the crude bomb blasts.

Earlier, police arrested one Himel from Bosepara area of the city in this
connection and his statement also led to the arrest of the BNP leader, the
police official said.

Commissioner Hafiz Akhter played the audio recording for the media at the
press conference.

The audio clip is said to be of conversation between Montu and BNP central
leader Taiful Islam Tipu.

According to the audio, Montu claimed that BNP’s organizing secretary Ruhul
Quddus Talukder Dulu and another Rajshahi BNP leader Shaheen Shawkat were
responsible for the attack. The RMP Commissioner said they planned this
cocktail bomb attack to disrupt the peaceful election environment or raise
questions about it and to draw public sympathy . A case was filed against
eight unidentified suspects with Boalia Police Station.