At least seven policemen were injured in an attack by transport workers, who are observing an indefinite strike in Sirajganj since this morning.
The workers enforced the strike protesting Saturday’s clash among bus and CNG drivers and police.
Md Habibul Islam, officer in charge of Sirajganj Sadar police Station, said a group of unruly transport workers suddenly attacked on-duty police personnel and hurled brick chips targeting them in front of poura bus terminal around 10:30am, leaving seven of them injured.
Three of them were whisked off to Sirajganj General Hospital where the condition of Md Abdul Mazed, a sub-inspector of the police station, is said to be critical, the OC said.
The rest injured policemen were rushed to different local clinics.
On Saturday, at least 20 people mostly bus workers sustained injuries as police fired rubber bullets and lobbed teargas shells when they blocked a road in the town what they said attack on their colleagues by auto-rickshaw drivers.
Some bus workers beat up several auto-rickshaw drivers at Koddar intersection and Mirpur area Friday evening following an altercation over giving side on Sirajganj-Enayetpur road.
Later, auto-rickshaw drivers vandalised two buses in Mirpur area, triggering a clash that left 10 people injured.