Gonojagoron Mancha's attempt to stage rallies at Shahbagh intersection was foiled as police intercepted them and picked up at least seven persons from the spot yesterday. Photo: STAR
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has denied the involvement of its activists with the attack on Gonojagoron Mancha people at Shahbagh.
HM Badiuzzaman Shohag, president of BCL, student wing of the ruling Awami League, at a press briefing added that they will make apology to the countrymen if they are proved guilty.
“We will apologise to the nation standing in front of the National Press Club if Imran H Sarker, spokesperson of Mancha, can prove us guilty of the attack on them on Thursday night,” the BCL chief said.
“Otherwise, Imran H Sarker will have to offer apology to the nation for his allegation against us,” Shohag also said at the press briefing at Madhu's Canteen on Dhaka University campus.
On Thursday night, Imran claimed that some student and youth front activists of the ruling AL and Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command activists assaulted Mancha workers, as they have been opposing the government “decision to receive donation from Islami Bank” for arranging the national anthem singing programme successfully.
Protesting the attack on Imran and others, the Gonojagoron Mancha activists went to hold a rally at Shahbagh crossing on Friday afternoon.
At the same time, Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command activists also went there to stage a demonstration in protest against the attack on them by “Mancha activists”.
Their attempt to stage rallies was foiled as police intercepted them and picked up at least seven persons from the spot.
Two cases were lodged with Shahbagh Police Station blaming each other responsible for the incident took place on Thursday night.
Later, police produced two persons before the court and released five others.