3 AL groups fight for one office: 3 hurt
A clash between three associate organisations of Awami League over taking control of a Jubo League office left three people injured and caused an hour-long traffic congestion at Postagola in the city's Kadamtali yesterday.
Police seized the office following the violence.
Injured Jubo League activists Liton, 22, Sohrab Mia, 28, and Nayon, 28, were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Some 50 activists of local Olama League led by Adam Ali attacked Jubo League activists at the office with bamboo sticks and iron rods around 10:30pm, said Sub-Inspector Mohammad Siraj of Kadamtali Police Station. Jubo and Sramik League activists led by Babul counter-attacked with sticks and iron rods.
They fought a running battle in front of the office, causing disruption to traffic on Buriganga Bridge-1 and nearby roads for about an hour, police said.
On information, Kadamtali police rushed to the spot, dispersed the activists and locked the Juba League office.
The road communication returned to normal around 11:30am.
Preferring anonymity a police official said the office was being used by local Jubo League and Sramik League, and Olama League men were trying to take control of it.
Police said local AL leaders assured activists of the AL units that they would settle the issue amicably.