Jamaat-e-Islami held a protest march in Bogra Sadar in support of the third round of 48-hour total blockade across the country to demand the resignation of the government. Police fired bullets at the march to disperse the protesters. The leaders of the group claimed that 10 people were injured.
Admitting the shooting, the police said that the Jamaat activists were injured due to the explosion of their hand grenades.
The incident took place at Baghopara, the second bypass sub-village of the Dhaka-Rangpur highway around 7:30 am on Wednesday.
At around 7:30 in the morning, two hundred leaders and activists led by Jamaat Amir Abidur Rahman blocked the highway after the procession. When the police tried to remove them from the road, a chase began. At one stage, the police fired two rounds of tear shells and shotgun shells to disperse the Jamaat-Shibir activists. 10 activists of Jamaat-Shibir were shot dead. Later they detonated some hand grenades and left the area.
At the same time, hundreds of activists led by Jamaat leader Ali Azgar took out a procession in Baghopara on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Sadar. At this time, they detonated two hand grenades to spread panic. Police fired tearshells and dispersed them.
Meanwhile, under the leadership of Bogra District BNP General Secretary Ali Azgar Talukdar Hena, more than two hundred leaders and activists blocked Lichutala junction of the second bypass highway of Sadar. The activists of BNP and organizations are raising slogans against the government. A little distance away, the police are on alert.
Bogra Additional Superintendent of Police (newly promoted Superintendent of Police) Snigdh Akhtar said that the Jamaat activists had detonated hand grenades at the police in a terrorist manner. Police fired tear shells and bullets to control the situation. No one will be exempted from the safety of common people. The law and order situation in the entire district is normal.