53 held in Rangpur

Police arrested 53 persons, including three leaders and activists of Jamaat-Shibir and one BNP man, from different places in the district last night, police sources said.The arrested four leaders and activists of Jamaat, Shibir and BNP are allegedly involved with hurling petrol bombs, killing of innocent people, blasting cocktail bombs and other subversive activities and sabotage conducted in recent times.The other 49 arrested persons included absconding accused persons of different cases, warrantees, thieves, muggers, drug traders, anti-social elements and suspicious people from all eight upazilas in the district.After primary interrogation, the arrested persons were produced today before different Rangpur courts from where they were sent to the jail hajat this afternoon, the sources said. -BSS, Rangpur