AL, Jubo League men clash in Meherpur | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:41 AM, August 11, 2018

AL, Jubo League men clash in Meherpur

10 injured

At least 10 activists were injured in a clash between activists of Awami League (AL) and its youth wing Jubo League at Mahajanpur village in Mujibnagar upazila of Meherpur district on Thursday night.

The clash erupted over formation of the managing committee of Mahajnpur High School in the upazila.

Abul Hasem, officer-in-charge (OC) of Mujibnagar Police Station, said an election was held to form the managing committee of the school on Thursday, in which lawmaker of Meherpur-1 Forhad Hossain was elected president.

Forhad's opponent candidate Mithu Islam, general secretary of Majhajanpur union unit Jubo League, was defeated in the election.

To celebrate the win, the lawmaker's supporters brought out a procession at Mahajanpur village at about 9:30pm.

An altercation ensued between the supporters of Jubo League leader Mithu and lawmaker when the procession was crossing the Jubo League leader's house.

The altercation turned into clash as the men used bamboo sticks and wood logs to fight, leaving 10 of both groups injured. 

On information, police from Maujibnagar Police Station rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The situation is now normal, OC claimed.

When contacted, lawmaker Forhad claimed Jubo League men attacked his victory procession. Mithu, however, claimed that the lawmaker's supporters were making derogatory comments against him during the procession that angered his supporters.

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