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BCL attack CPB-BSD in Sylhet, Shut down Six hours

Published:2013-09-15 20:50:06    

Sylhet: In Sylhet, activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) attacked a meeting of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD). CPB chief Mujahidul Islam Selim including 25 others and 10 policemen had been injured. Protesting the two left-leaning parties called a six-hour hartal in the northeastern city from 6:00am Monday.

Around 250 people participated in the divisional meeting of the two left-leaning parties at Court Point area in the city, which began 3:30pm.

CPB’s Sylhet unit President Bedananda Bhattacharya alleged a group of around 20 armed cadres of BCL attacked a rally of the party on Sunday. He also said, CPB chief Mujahidul Islam Selim was admitted to a private clinic and got fractured in his right hand.

The activists of BCL also clashed with the law enforcers as the latter stepped in to bring the situation under control, reports our Sylhet correspondent.

Almost one hour into the meeting, around 150 BCL men marched towards the venue with a procession, sending panic among the participants.

The attack left 25 of the two parties, including CPB president Selim, CPB’s Sylhet unit secretary Anwar Hossain Suman and Bangladesh Chhatra Union district unit secretary Shahiduzzaman Paplu, injured.

The law enforcers fired rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.

SM Rokon Uddin, additional commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, said at least 10 policemen were injured this time.

M Akhter Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, received injuries in his head.

After 5:30pm, when the situation came under control, the CPB-BSD men resumed the meeting and finished it in 20 minutes.


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