At least 15 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) were injured when two rival groups clashed at Chittagong University (CU) yesterday.
Identities of the injured could not be known immediately. They took primary treatment at the university's medical centre.
Belal Mohammad Jahangir, officer-in-charge of Hathazari Police Station, said they have detained six activists for questioning.
Meanwhile early yesterday, CU authorities and police in a drive recovered two rifles and 128 rounds of bullets from a hill next to Alaol Hall, said CU Proctor Ali Asgar Chowdhury. Seven machetes were also recovered from other halls, he added.
The proctor said those who try to create unrest on the campus will not be spared.
Yesterday's clash ensued when an activist, loyal to BCL group “Bijoy”, was beaten up by activists of his rival BCL group “CFC” at Shaheed Abdur Rab Hall's playground in the afternoon, according to witnesses.
“Following the incident, both groups, equipped with rods and sharp weapons, locked into a clash, which left 15 injured,” said Inspector Md Akhteruzzaman, in-charge of CU police outpost.
Police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, he added. Additional forces have been deployed to avoid any unwanted incident.
Contacted, CFC leader Rejaul Haque Rubel alleged that two former BCL leaders from both groups were trying to create unrest on the campus. He urged the administration to take steps against them.
Mafojur Rahman, one of the leaders of Bijoy group, alleged that members of CFC group were trying to cover up the recent incident of not letting a former student appear at the viva voce for recruitment of lecturers at a CU department, as many of them were involved in that.
CFC, however, denied the allegation.
A tense situation was prevailing on the campus till filing of this report around 8pm.