Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Sunday arrested 18 people, including BNP lead-ers and activists, for their alleged involvement in sabotage and violence in different parts of the country.
So far, the elite force has arrested a total of 739 people involved in violence and sabotage since 28 October, said Imran Khan, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) at the media wing of the RAB headquarter.
The arrests were made in connection with vehicle vandalism, arson, and sabotage incidents in dif-ferent parts of the country.
Arman Ali, joint convener of BNP-71 ward and Vice-president of Mymensingh district unit Jubo Dal Mostafizur Rahman were among the arrestees.
Meanwhile, a total of 430 patrol teams of Rab including 145 in Dhaka city, have been deployed to maintain law and order situation.
Besides, the elite force are also providing escort to public transport and goods-laden vehicles during the ongoing 48-hour blockade enforced by BNP and like-minded parties.