BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam’s motorcade was intercepted by unknown criminals on his way to attend an election rally in Bandar Upazila of Narayanganj this afternoon.
“Fakhrul’s motorcade was intercepted by setting fire to tyres and bamboos on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Madanpur area,” Sayrul Kabir Khan, a staff of BNP Chief Khaleda Zia’s media wing, told The Daily Star.
Fakhrul was scheduled to address a rally organised by Jatiya Oikyafront in Sonakanda of the upazila this afternoon, reports our local correspondent.
Later, Fakhrul and other party members continued their journey through a different route with the help of the local administration, the correspondent said.
When contacted, Naryanganj Additional Superintendent of Police Mominul Islam said “We are investigating the incident”.