Gamblers attack cops in Rajshahi, 2 injured
Armed gamblers beat up two plainclothes policemen near a police camp set up at the district collectorate field here on Monday night.
Injured police constables---Farhad Hossain and Sona Miah---were admitted to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital with serious head injuries.
Police arrested 12 people, including gang leader Razzak Khan Tutul, early yesterday after Havildar Rezanul Haq of the police camp lodged a case with Rajpara Police Station.
The policemen came under attack at around 11:00pm when they went to a fair organised at the collectorate field.
Injured Sona Miah said the gamblers attacked them when they moved towards them to disperse an unusual gathering at the fair.
“Some of them swooped on Farhad and tore off his T-shirt. We managed to catch one of them and handed him over to the police camp,” he added.
When they went out of the camp, about 20 gamblers equipped with bamboos and bricks attacked them. Hearing their screams, other police personnel of the camp rushed to the spot and rescued them.
Shahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Rajpara Police Station, said he was unaware about gambling at the fair. “We have started an investigation and arrested a number of people for their alleged involvement in the incident.”