40 hurt in AL-BNP clash in Sirajganj
Published : Sunday, 8 December, 2019 at 12:38 PM Count : 270
At least 40 leaders and activists of Awami League and BNP were injured in a clash on EB Road of Sirajganj district town on Sunday.
Sadar upazila AL convenor and upazila chairman Riaz Uddin said BNP men attacked on a Bijoy rally brought out by Sirajganj Government College around 11am, leaving 20 people, including district unit Chhatra League former organising secretary Shohag, Chhatra League vice-president Rassel, Jubo League activists Shamim, Salman.
District unit BNP joint secretary Harun-or-Rashid alleged that AL men equipped with lethal weapons attacked their protest procession which was for BNP chief's release.
A chase-counter chase took place between the groups when the BNP men tried to protect themselves. Both the groups threw brick chips to eachother, leaving 20 injured.
Police also fire tear gas shells to take the situation under control.
A large number of police have been deployed in the area, said additional superintedent of Sirajganj police Abu Yusuf.