More 30 people have been arrested over the last 24 hours. They belong to two major political parties, Awami League and BNP. Police have also raided the house of several politicians who are considered having illegal wealth.
The army-led joint forces detained two political party leaders, including a former lawmaker of the seventh parliament, in Rangpur early Friday. The detained were sent to jail in the afternoon on a detention for 30 days.
The forces seized relief materials from the houses and establishments of the leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its front organizations in places such as Barisal, Bhola, Chapainawabganj, Sherpur and Lalmonirhat.