AL factional clash leaves 15 injured in Madaripur13 June 2021
Our Correspondent :
At least 15 people including three policemen were injured during clashes between supporters of Awami League presidium member and Madaripur-2 MP Shajahan Khan and the district Awami League president Shahabuddin Ahmed Molla on Saturday.
The clashes broke out at Kolabari and Ghatakchar areas of Sadar upazila at 10:00am and continued for three hours. Two banks, at least 10 motor bikes, several shops and houses were vandalised during the clashes. Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Barishal highway was halted for around half an hour due to the clashes.
Locals said, district AL president Shahabuddin Molla at a recent programme raised questions about Shajahan Khan's father Asmat Ali's role during the liberation war. Asmat was an organiser of the liberation war. Shahabuddin also alleged that Shajahan is patronising BNP activists.
Shajahan's supporters have been organising protest programmes in response to the remarks for a week.
The clashes broke out today as both factions organised programmes at the same place. Police used batons to disperse them but the supporters of the two factions clashed again and again.
Shajahan Khan's supporters vandalised branches of Krishi Bank and Islami Bank, a beauty parlour and a hotel at Sardar Market near Ghatakchar bus stand.