Armed Awami League cadres chase their party rivals on a road in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur on Saturday during a clash between the supporters of a party-backed chairman candidate in the upazila polls and Awami League rebel candidate there. Photo: Star
Police arrested two Awami League activists today who were seen brandishing firearms during yesterday’s clash between two factions of the party in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur.
Shajhann alias Kamrul, 40, and Masum Khan, 43, were detained by police after a raid in the upazila, Abdul Baten, superintendent of Gazipur police revealed in a press briefing.
Two shotguns were recovered from their possession, he added.
Armed Awami League cadres, supporters of AL-backed chairman candidate Iqbal Hossain Sobuj in Sreepur upazila, were seen chasing activists of rebel AL candidate Abdul Jalil yesterday.