Four buses torched in Dhaka

Representational image of a burning bus.

Miscreants have set a total of four buses on fire in the capital’s Motijheel, Gabtoli, Gulistan and Jatrabari areas Saturday evening.

The incidents took place between 8:20 pm and 9:27 pm, said Ershad Hossain, control room in-charge at Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters.

According to the headquarters, a passenger bus was torched in front of the Notre Dame College at Motijheel at 8:20 pm. Firefighters rushed to the spot and are working to douse the blaze.

Meanwhile, another passenger bus was burnt in the Gabtoli bus terminal area at 8:30 pm.

Later, another two buses were set on fire in front of Sundarbans Square Market in Gulistan and in the Falpatti area of Jatrabari at 9:00 pm and 9:27 pm, respectively.

The fire incidents came on the eve of a fresh spell of blockade called by the BNP.

Along with other like-minded entities, the party has been in a movement, demanding resignation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and introduction of a neutral poll-time government.