‘It was to establish supremacy’
The two factions of Jubo League had clashed in Patiya, Chattogram on Tuesday to establish supremacy, said political leaders and locals.
Three people -- Jamir Uddin (52), Md Saiful Islam (35), Md Iqbal Hossen (40) -- were shot and wounded in the incident. They were transferred to a private hospital from Chattogram Medical College Hospital yesterday, said CMCH sources.
Locals and political leaders said one of the factions is led by Shahadat Hossain Sabuj and the other by Ayar Mohammad alias Babar, former assistant general secretary of Patiya upazila unit of Jubo League, who is loyal to JL central joint secretary Badiul Alam.
Locals said both the factions were seen roaming the area on motorbikes for a week. Around 9:00pm on Tuesday, when the Babar-led faction went to Jangalkhine, their rivals attacked them, leading to the clash.
Badiul Alam -- who rushed to CMCH on Tuesday night -- alleged that his followers were attacked by BNP and Jamaat-Shibir people who sneaked into Jubo League. The JL leader said his supporters came under attack when they went to Jangalkhine union to invite some senior Awami League leaders and freedom fighters to an iftar.
Contacted, Sabuj, president of the union unit of JL and chairman of Janglakhine Union Parishad, said his followers were not involved in Tuesday's clash.
"All the injured were outsiders. They came to the area for establishing supremacy," he said.
Meanwhile, no case was filed over the incident till yesterday evening, said Rezaul Karim Majumder, officer-in-charge of Patiya Police Station.