Police-BNP clash in Manikganj: 2,500 leaders, activists sued
A case has been filed against 2,500 people, 33 of them named, in connection with the clashes between police and BNP activists in Manikganj yesterday.
Sub-Inspector Md Abdul Liton of Manikganj Sadar Police Station filed the case with the station last night, reports our local correspondent.
According to the case statement, on the day of the incident, the accused blocked Shaheed Taju Road in Shewta area and started chanting anti-government and anti-state slogans during a programme marking BNP's 44th founding anniversary.
The protesters started pushing and shoving members of police after they were requested to unblock the road to keep traffic situation under control, reads the statement.
"Police then blew the flute and mildly charged batons. Following which the accused hurled brickbats at the law enforcers injuring seven of them including Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station Abdur Rouf Sarker. The accused also vandalised two motorcycles and caused extensive damage," reads the statement.
Three of the accused were arrested from the spot and raids are on to arrest others, Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdur Rouf Sarker said this morning.
Sadar upazila BNP acting president Fazlul Haque, Jubo Dal leader Selim Mohammad, Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader Rubel Mahmud, district BNP vice-president Azad Hossain Khan, district Jubo Dal convener Kazi Mostaq Hossain Dipu, member-secretary Tuhinur Rahman Tuhin, municipal Jubo Dal acting convener Rajib Hasan Khan, district swechchhasebak dal member- secretary Awlad Hossain, district Chhatra Dal president Reazul Islam Sajib, general secretary Nusratul Islam Jacky have been made accused in the case among others.
More than 100 BNP leaders and activists along with the seven policemen were injured in the clashes that took place during the programmes marking BNP's 44th founding anniversary yesterday.