20 hurt as AL factions clash in N'ganj
A clash between supporters of an Awami League (AL) lawmaker and an AL-backed upazila chairman in Sonargaon, Narayanganj, yesterday left at least 20 people, ple, including three policemen, injured.
Traffic movement on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway was disrupted for one hour.
The clash started around 11:30am between the supporters of AL lawmaker of Sonargaon Abdullah Al Kaiser and his uncle Upazila Chairman Mosharraf Hossain over hiring of a microbus two days ago.
Sources said an altercation had erupted between Kaiser's personal secretary Masum Chowdhury and chairman Mosharraf Hossain's supporter Lincoln over hiring of a microbus on Friday.
Masum and his men beat up Lincoln yesterday morning. Mosharraf's supporters and locals chased them into a market. Masum and his men started pelting brickbats at the chairman's adherents and they too retaliated.
Seriously injured Lincoln was sent to Orthopedic Hospital in Dhaka while Sohag, 22, Nilu, 48, Taposh, 28 and Jasim, 30, were given treatment at a local hospital.
Sub-inspector Habib, constables Humayun and Sohel were injured while trying to stop the feuding groups.
Shahin on behalf of Kaiser's supporters and Shahidul Islam on behalf of Mosharraf's followers filed separate cases in this connection.