Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Bogra city branch said, “The police attacked the leaders and activists of the Jamaat to incite violence.”
On the first day of the blockade called by BNP-Jamaat in the third phase, police clashed with Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and workers, rubber bullets and tearshells were thrown in Bogra.
Jamaat-e-Islami has claimed that at least 10 activists were injured in the police firing.
These clashes took place in Bogra City Second Bypass Road sub-village and Bogra-Rangpur Highway around 7 am on Wednesday.
Jamaat’s press release informed that police and DB police started firing rubber bullets at the leaders and activists shortly after the procession started in the morning in the second bypass road sub-village of Bogra city in support of the blockade.
At that time, when the leaders and activists stood on the road, there was a back-and-forth chase. At least six leaders were injured. They have been given first aid.
At the same time, leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami blocked the highway in Baghopara area of Bogra-Rangpur highway and took out a protest march. At the end of the procession, the police fired tearshells and rubber bullets during the rally. Four activists were injured in this incident.
Jamaat-e-Islami Bogra City Branch Amir Principal Abidur Rahman Sohel strongly condemned and protested the incident of firing by the police in a peaceful procession and said, “The police attacked the leaders and activists of the Jamaat to incite violence.”
Bogra Additional Superintendent of Police Sigdh Akhtar told reporters that when the Jamaat activists attacked the police, the police dispersed them by firing tear shells and rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.