Sirajganj: At least 25 people including the police were injured in the clash between BNP and police in Sirajganj. Among the injured, two Chhatra Dal workers who were shot have been sent to Dhaka.
The clash took place at Navadwip Pool area of SB Fazlul Haque Road around 11:30 on Thursday (September 1).
According to police and eyewitness sources, a rally was going on in Bhasani Auditorium in the city on the occasion of BNP’s founding anniversary in the morning. At this time there was some chaos. At one stage, BNP leaders and activists attacked the police in Nabadwip Pool area. The police dispersed them by firing tear shells. After that, both parties started chasing each other and throwing bricks and stones. This situation lasted for hours.
Sirajganj district BNP organizing secretary Mirza Mostafa Zaman said that the BNP’s peaceful rally organized on the occasion of the foundation anniversary was going on. We got news that Awami League leaders and activists attacked BNP from Dattabari Road west of Navadwip Pool. When there was tension on such news, there was a clash with the police. The police opened fire with their shotguns. At least 20 leaders and activists of BNP and its affiliates were shot dead Among the injured, two Chhatra Dal leaders were shot in the eyes. They are being taken to Dhaka.
Sirajganj Additional Superintendent of Police (Sadar Circle) Md. Jasim Uddin said adequate security measures were taken around the BNP rally. There was chaos at the gathering place due to their infighting. In this situation, Navadwip threw a cocktail at the pool area and then attacked the police. The police fired shotguns to control the situation. In this clash, five policemen were injured due to the brick and mortar thrown by the BNP.
Bangladesh Time: 1340 hours, September 1, 2022
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