Rizvi detained, power to Khaleda’s office cut

DESCO denies its involvement

New Age Online


Rapid Action Battalion personnel on Saturday detained Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi from a Baridhara house, while Dhaka Electric Supply Company DESCO cut power connection to BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
BNP chairperson’s media wing member Shamsuddin Didar said that a team of RAB-1arrested Rizvi around 2:45am. A lineman of DESCO told reporters that he had cut off the power line following an order from Gulshan thana police, reports United News of Bangladesh.
The party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia has currently been staying in that office.
Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Friday had warned that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia would be confined and water and electricity supply to her office as well as food supply for her would be stopped if she did not withdraw the ongoing blockade before the SSC examinations scheduled to begin on February 2.
Meanwhile, BNP-led alliance Friday announced a 72-hour nationwide strike from 6:00am on Sunday as part of its movement for what the alliance said ‘restoring democracy and people’s voting right.’
Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, on behalf of the alliance, announced the shutdown programme.
Our correspondent adds: Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) on Saturday denied its involvement in snapping the power line to Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office. The incident took place before the eyes of police.
DESCO chief engineer Nur Mohammad told New Age that the authority did not know about the incident.

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  1. Democracy crying in Bangladesh. Wakeup people,wakeup world

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