Police charge baton on JCD men, 35 injured
Published : Sunday, 28 February, 2021 at 11:52 AM Count : 432
A chase and counter-chase happened between Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists and police in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday morning while they brought out a protest procession.
Police claimed that the JCD activists started hurling brickbats targeting police, which forced the law enforcers to charge batons on them and fire tear gas shells.
At least 35 people, including police and journalists, were injured in the incident. They are now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
Police also claimed that BNP and JCD activists staged a demonstration in front of the Press Club at about 11:30am protesting the government's decision to strip late president Ziaur Rahman's gallantry title of 'Bir Uttam'.
The demonstrators also damaged some motorcycles and buildings around the area.
Later chased by the law enforcers, some BNP leaders took shelter inside the Press Club locking the main gate.
A tense situation was prevailing in the area centering the incident.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was scheduled to join the programme.
Ramna zone deputy commissioner Sazzadur Rahman claimed that it was a pre-planned attack of the JCD activists on policemen. Stern action would be taken against them, he said.