The government will take stern action against any kind of subversive acts during hartal, warned Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
"Stern action will be taken if sabotages like Brahmanbaria are not stopped," the minister said while talking to reporters at the Secretariat today.
Asaduzzaman Khan said, "Tensed situation has been created in the country by spreading rumour. Attempts are being made to create sabotage against the state."
He urged hartal supporters to refrain from doing such acts.
"We are also looking into whether any vested quarter is instigating Hefazat," the minister added.
The activists of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh went berserk in Brahmanbaria, Chattogram, Dhaka and some other parts of the country today during their daylong hartal.