JCD-cop clash 40 hurt in Habiganj, Pabna

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Staff Reporter :
At least 40 people, including several members of police, were injured in two separate clashes between police and BNP student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists in Habiganj and Pabna on Monday.

In Habiganj, at least 25 people, including 10 policemen, were injured in a clash between police and BNP student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders and activists at Shayestanagar area in Habiganj Sadar upazila on Monday afternoon.

At the time, JCD activists vandalized a police pickup van.

According to locals, Chhatra Dal men brought out a rally in the area on the occasion of their founding anniversary.

At that time, a clash broke out between the policemen and JCD activists when police obstructed them.

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Khalilur Rahman, Additional Superintendent of Police in Habiganj (Sadar Circle) confirmed the matter to the media saying that around 10-12 policemen were injured in the clash and a police van was also vandalized at that time, however, police brought the situation under control.

In this regard, District Chhatra Dal General Secretary Zillur Rahman said that as part of the central program, Chhatra Dal brought out a peaceful rally on the occasion of its founding anniversary.

During the rally, police attacked them and left at least 15 leaders and activists injured.

Additional Police have been deployed in the area and legal actions would be taken in this regard, added the ASP.

Meanwhile, at least 15 people were injured and several others were arrested as the police baton-charged a procession of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, to disperse its protest march in Pabna on Monday.