Several arrested from Paltan after chase, counter-chase01 April 2023
Police charge batons on Muslim devotees when they brought out a rally under the banner of \'Islamic Law Implementation Committee\' at Purana Paltan area in the capital on Friday.
Chase and counter-chase took place with police when a religious organisation brought out a procession at Paltan in the capital after Jumma prayer at Baitul Mukarram Mosque.
Police arrested several persons for their alleged involvement in bringing out the procession.
Witnesses said the religious organisation, "Islami Qanun Bastyabayan Committee" brought out a procession at the north gate of Baitul Mukarram Mosque after Jumma prayer calling to ensure the rights of citizens, belonging to all the religions.
When police intercepted the procession, a chase and counter-chase took place which led to the arrest of several persons from the spot.
Besides, several persons
including journalists were injured.
Hayatul Islam Khan, deputy commissioner (DC) of Motijheel Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said the processionists swooped on police when they intercept the procession.
He said several persons were injured from the procession.
Legal action will be taken after questioning the arrested persons.