BCL men fight over 'admission trade' | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 29, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 29, 2010

BCL men fight over 'admission trade'

30 hurt; shops, vehicles vandalised


Chhatra League activists of Jagannath University launch an attack on the Kabi Nazrul College in the city yesterday. Photo: Shafiqul Alam

At least 30 people, including three policemen, were injured yesterday in a clash between the Bangladesh Chhatra League units of city's Jagannath University and Govt Kabi Nazrul College over an alleged admission trade.
Police and sources said the clash ensued when some BCL men of Kabi Nazrul College beat up Joy and Safayet, members of the Jagannath University unit BCL, who came to lobby for a fresher's admission to the institution around 3:00pm. The college students also snatched admit card of the admission seeker from them, sources added.
Receiving minor injuries Joy and Safayet returned to Jagannath campus. Around 3:30pm accompanied by fellow students they launched an attack on Nazrul College campus.
The group vandalised several vehicles, including private cars and motorcycles of the college principal, vice principal and office staff.
They also hurled brickbats at the buildings in the residential area of the college.
The opposite group also reorganised themselves and hit back the attackers. Witnesses said the two groups had been chasing one another for over two hours. Movement of vehicles on the adjacent roads reduced for a while and shops were closed fearing attack.
Cadres of both groups carried and used wood sticks, hockey sticks and sharp weapons in the clash.
The injured BCL men of both sides received treatment at different hospitals including National Medical College Hospital and Sumana Clinic.
The college unit BCL President Mohiuddin Sarker blamed the university unit Chhatra League for clash. He claimed that attackers exploded two hand-made bombs on the college campus.
Nazrul College sources said some BCL leaders of Jagannath University were allegedly earning money by arranging admissions for students to the college. The college unit Chhatra League men are also involved in this illegal trade.
Police charged batons to disperse the groups.
Sub-Inspector Sirajul Islam of Sutrapur Police Station said Chhatra League men threw brickbats that wounded at least three policemen.

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