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04:30 PM, February 09, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:50 PM, February 09, 2021

Transport owners clash in Bogura; police constable stabbed

A police constable was stabbed and at least two other people sustained bullet injuries during a clash between two transport owners' groups on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Bogura this morning.

Ramjan Ali (55), a constable of the district's special branch, was rushed to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where he underwent a surgery.

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"Ramjan, in plainclothes, was discharging his duty in Charmatha area when the clash ensued around 11:30am. Unknown miscreants stabbed him there," said Ali Asharaf Bhuiyan, superintendent of police in Bogura.

Police have so far detained eight in connection with the attack.

An attempt to murder case will be filed in this regard, the SP told our Bogura correspondent.

Names of the two other injured could not be known immediately.

Police said there was a long-standing enmity between two groups of Bogura Motor Owners Association -- one led by Aminul Islam, acting president of Jubo League's Bogura Sadar upazila unit, and another by Joint Secretary of Jubo League's district unit Monjurul Islam Mohon.

Around 11:30am, supporters of Mohon attacked Aminul's office in Charmatha, triggering a clash, police said.

At least 10 motorcycles and some furniture were torched during the clash.

Police rushed to the spot immediately and took the situation under control.

Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Rangpur highway was halted for about an hour, police said.

A TV camera person, Raju Ahmed from GTV, was also hurt during the clash.

SZMCH Deputy Director Abdul Wadud said at least seven were admitted at the hospital -- two of them sustained bullet injuries.

"The condition of the constable is stable after surgery," he added.

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