50 hurt as rival Jubo Dal activists clash | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 23, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 23, 2010

50 hurt as rival Jubo Dal activists clash


Two factions of Jubo Dal Sirajganj district unit clash over formation of a new committee of the unit in the town yesterday.Photo: STAR

At least 50 people were injured as two rival Jubo Dal groups clashed yesterday over forming party committee at Maulana Bhasani Auditorium in the city.
During the clash, at least seven nearby shops were ransacked and looted, witnesses said.
The incident took place after central Jubo Dal president Moazzem Hossain Alal threatened the agitated supporters of the two president candidates of Jubo Dal, sources said.
The supporters of president candidate Mirza Mostafa Zaman became agitated as he was forced to leave the dais on continuous demand from the supporters of rival candidate Abu Syeed Sweet.
Jubo Dal president Moazzem Hossain Alal, general secretary Saiful Alam Nirob and district BNP president Iqbal Hassan Mahmood Tuku later said that criminals with the help of Awami League had tried to vandalise the council.
Although there was a tense situation outside the auditorium, but the councilors exercised their franchise, they said.
In Rangpur, Section 144 was imposed at Abdur Rouf High School ground and its adjoining areas at Pirganj upazila headquarters as two rival groups of loal BNP called public meeting yesterday at the same venue.
Sources said, a faction of BNP led by secretary of BNP of Pirganj upazila unit Nazrul Islam Sahajada called a public meeting at the school ground in favour of June 27 hartal.
Another faction led by BNP president of the unit Saiful Islam also called a meeting at the same venue at same time.
As tension mounted at the upazila headquarters centering the two public meetings, the UNO imposed Section 144 on the venue and its adjoining areas.

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