Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade was allegedly attacked at the Martyred Intellectuals Mausoleum in Mirpur area of Dhaka this morning.The motorcade came under the attack when Dr Kamal was coming out of the Mausoleum after paying tributes to the martyred intellectuals around 9:45am.
Driver of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President ASM Abdur Rob, who was with Dr Kamal, was injured while the attackers, chanting slogan “Joy Bangla,” vandalised several vehicles of the motorcade, said Hamim.
However, both Dr Kamal and Rob were unhurt, he further said.
Selimuzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Darussalam Police Station, said police rushed to the spot sensing untoward situation but did not find anyone in the area.
Kamal Hossain accompanied by some top leaders including Gonoshasthaya Kendra trusty Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, BNP leader Abdus Salam, Reza Kibria, son of slain former Awami League Finance Minister Shah AMS Kibria and others went to the Martyred Intellectuals Mausoleum on the occasion of the Martyred Intellectuals Day today.
The Jatiya Oikyafront will hold a press conference clearing its stance over the attack, he added.
WHAT IS JATIYA OIKYAFRONT?
The Jatiya Oikyafront is an alliance of the BNP, Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, ASM Abdur Rab’s Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, and Mahmudur Rahman Manna’s Nagorik Oikya.
The Oikyafront was formed on October 13 with the demands of a national election under a neutral government after dissolution of parliament and release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.