Five Samajtantrik Chhatra Front activists were injured while their photo exhibition in Madanmohan College, Sylhet protesting the Rampal power plant project was vandalised yesterday around noon allegedly in an attack by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists.
The injured took treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. The front's unit at the college staged a demonstration in front of Sylhet Central Shaheed Minar around 4:00pm protesting the attack. There is no BCL unit at the college.
Witnesses and the front unit's General Secretary Rubel Miah claimed to The Daily Star that a BCL leader, Rajesh Sarker, led the attack with some 15-20 BCL activists.
Refuting the allegation, Rajesh blamed a faction of the front of carrying out the attack.
Principal Prof Md Abul said he heard the exhibition had been attacked and that he would take punitive measures against the perpetrators.