Man ‘who torched cops' car’ claimed to be arrested

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A group of young men seen vandalising and torching a police vehicle in front of BNP`s Naya Paltan central office in the capital on 14 Nov, 2018. Photo: CollectedPolice on Thursday arrested a man who allegedly torched a car of Dhaka metropolitan Police (DMP) in front of the BNP office in the capital's Naya Paltan on 14 November, 2018, reports UNB.

The arrestee was identified as Wasim.

Additional police superintendent of Detective Branch (DMP) Md Abdul Baten in a press briefing in the afternoon said a special team of Pallabi police arrested Wasim during a drive in Bihari Camp of Pallabi.

So far, a total of 14 people have been arrested over the clash and vandalism of 14 November and all of them are BNP activists, he said.

Wasim confessed to his involvement in torching the police car during the primary interrogation, he added.

A fierce clash broke out between police and BNP leaders and activists in front of the party's Naya Paltan central office on 14 November, leaving an unspecified number of people injured while at least two police vans were torched and some other vehicles vandalised.

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