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BNP rally in Sylhet: Police set up check-posts at 19 points

Publish: 10:39 AM, 19 Nov, 2022


Law enforcers have installed nineteen check-posts in Sylhet to avoid any kind of chaos and untoward incident centring BNP’s divisional rally, scheduled to begin today.

According to Sylhet Metropolitan Police, 19 check-posts have been installed at the entry points of Sylhet city and hundreds of plainclothes policemen will perform their duties on Saturday to maintain the law and order situation.

Besides, four mobile court teams will be deployed to check security.

Nisharul Arif, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner said that police are on high alert and will monitor the situation closely.

Sylhet city wore a festive look with posters, banners and billboards and processions on Friday, ahead of BNP’s first rally here in nearly a decade.

BNP is all set to stage another mass rally — seventh in the series — at the Sylhet Govt Alia Madrasa field.

Party leaders and activists have erected a stage at Alia Madrasa field where the rally is scheduled to begin at 2pm. Local leaders said the rally may begin before scheduled time like previous rallies.

Though bus communication remained halted between Sylhet and other parts of the country since Friday morning, BNP activists from all districts under the division were seen coming to the rally venue by train, trucks, launches and boats and small vehicles like human haulers, auto rickshaws, three-wheelers, motorbikes, and micro-buses from Thursday.