Shibir strikes countrywide terror again
Activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, a pro-Jamaat-e-Islami student organisation, hurl projectiles at police (not in picture) near Aloka intersection in Rajshahi city's Ranibazar area yesterday. Photo: Star
Jamaat backed Islami Chhatra Shibir yesterday attacked law enforcers and fought pitched battles with them across the country that left one Shibir activist dead and 13 other people injured.
They also blasted crude bombs and vandalised several vehicles demanding release of their leaders, including Shibir president Delwar Hossain, report our district correspondents.
In Chuadanga, Shibir activist Rafiqul Islam, 23, a student of Badarganj Baqi Billah Madrasa, was killed when police, after being attacked by them, opened fire on the protestors in Damurhuda upazila.
In Dhaka, Shibir activists blasted three crude bombs in front of the ACB Colony in Motijheel around 9:45am after bringing out a brisk procession. Law enforcers arrested five suspected Shibir men and a mobile court sentenced them to one year imprisonment each, said police.
In Mohakhali, Shibir men brought out another brisk procession near Brac University around 9:30am and vandalised several vehicles, said Khandker Lutful Kabir, deputy commissioner of Gulshan zone police. Two suspected Shibir activists were arrested from the spot.
They threw brick chips at the law enforcers from the processions in the capital, police said.
In Rajshahi, Shibir men clashed with police from a procession at the city's Aloka intersection around 12:00 noon, leaving at least 10 people injured, said Ziaur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Boalia Police Station.
Police fired nearly 40 rubber bullets and several tear-shell canisters to disperse Shibir men who blasted three crude bombs, and threw brick chips at the law enforcers.
In Comilla, at least three policemen were injured in a clash with Shibir activists in Chawkbazar area around 10:30am. They also blasted crude bombs and vandalised one police van and one minibus.