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Jessore Jamaat man shot in clash with cops

Jessore Jamaat man shot in clash with cops

Star Online Report

An activist of Jamaat-e-Islami was injured when police, being attacked by the party men, opened fire during a clash in Jessore Sadar upazila early today.

A constable of Jessore Kotwali Police Station, Bulbul (full name was not known immediately), suffer minor splinter injuries during the attack, reports our Jessore correspondent.

Bullet-hit Hussain (full name was not known), 28, was former president of Fatehpur union unit of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. He was undergoing treatment at Jessore Sadar Hospital.

Acting on information that Jamaat men were holding a meeting at Jhunjhunpur village in the upazila to create anarchy, a team of Kotwali police conducted a raid in the area around 3:30am.

Golam Rasul, Jamaat ameer of Jessore district unit, was presiding over the meeting, said Emdadul Haque Sheikh, officer-in-charge of the police station.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the Jamaat men blasted four crude bombs targeting the team, forcing them to open fire.

Hussain came in the line of fire and received bullet wounds in his leg, the OC said.

Injured constable Bulbul received primary treatment from the hospital.

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