Sunday 4, June 2023

Police, BNP clash in protest rally: 10 injured

Star Digital Report: At least 10 people, including five policemen, were injured in the clash between cops and BNP leaders and activists took place in Chattogram city's Kazir Dewri area this afternoon.

The clashes broke out around 3:30pm today. At that time, the leaders and activists threw brickbats at the law enforcers while police fired tear gas shells and shotguns to disperse them.

After the clash, police raided the BNP office and surrounding areas, and detained eleven people.

BNP's Chattogram unit arranged a protest rally in front of the party office in Nasiman Bhaban on Monday to press home its 10-point-demand and to protest electricity price hike.

Chattogram BNP's former organising secretary Idris Ali told The Business Standard that police attacked a group of BNP men as they were en route to join the rally at Kazir Dewri intersection around 3:30pm Monday.

At least five BNP activists were injured as police baton charged and fired shots, said the BNP leader.

Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge Jahidul Kabir told media that police made arrangements for a peaceful rally but the BNP men attacked the police.

He said that Kotwali police OC, inspector and three other constables were injured in the attack.

During the clash, police fired tear gas shells to disperse the BNP men.


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