Banganbandhu’s birth anniversary: 20 injured in Awami League’s infighting in Patuakhali
At least 20 people of the ruling Awami League (AL) were injured in a clash between two groups of ruling Awami League during celebration of the 103rd birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day here on Friday. The injured were admitted to local hospitals. But their identities could not be known immediately. Of them, Bauphal upazila unit AL General Secretary and Upazila Parishad Chairman Abdul Motaleb Hawlader was hospitalised at Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital with serious injury, hospital doctors said. On the occasion of the Bangabandhu’s birthday, local,AL lawmaker ASM Feroz, Motaleb and district unit AL Joint General Secretary and Bauphal municipal Mayor Ziaul Hoque Jewel announced separate programmes. Also Read: Bangladesh remembers Bangabandhu on his 103rd birth anniversary Of them, Feroz and Motaleb called the programme at the same place and time. A tense situation had been prevailing in the area over the matter for the last few days. Auribindu, an upazila unit Juba League leader, told UNB that Motaleb and his followers brought out a celebratory procession around 11:00am. Police obstructed the procession in front of upazila parishad gate when it was marching towards the party office, he said. Also Read: AL destroys electoral system by “so-called” SCBA polls, says BNP demanding fresh vote Suddenly, several hundred supporters of Faisal Ahmed Monir, nephew of the lawmaker and upazila unit AL President Feroz, attacked Motaleb and his men with sharp weapons when an altercation broke out between police and him, Auribindu said. Law enforcers fired at least 7-8 rounds of rubber bullets to bring the situation under control, causing a panic among locals. As of filing this report around 3:00pm, a tense situation has been prevailing in the area. Al Mamun, officer-in-charge of Bauphal police station, said an additional number of police personnel have been deployed to ward off any unexpected incident further. He said they were forced to fire the rubber bullets to disperse the infighting groups. Md Al Amin, Bauphal upazila nirbahi officer, said both groups promised to hold their events in a peaceful manner but no one kept their words despite his request.
At least 10 injured falling off under-construction building rooftop in Savar
At least ten construction workers were injured after collapsing an under-construction building’s rooftop at Ashulia area of Savar Upazila on Friday. The incident took place inside the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Research Center in Ganakbari area of Ashulia around 4 pm. On information, Ashulia Fire Service Ashulia Police rushed to the spot and rescued the injured. Later, the injured were taken to different hospitals of Ashulia for treatment. Kamruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of Ashulia Police Station, visited the spot and said that the matter will be investigated seriously.
One dead, 2 injured in motorcycle, bicycle crash in Joypurhat
One person was killed and two others were injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and a bicycle on the Joypurhat-Bogura highway in Thushi Gari Mor area of Joypurhat's Kalai upazila. The deceased, Mahfuzur Rahman, 41, was the son of Ibrahim Hossain of Madai village in Kalai upazila’s Punat union.The injured are Ariful, 24, nephew of the dead biker, and Mukul Hossain, the cyclist. Also Read: Bogura road crash leaves 5 dead; Bus set ablaze The accident happened at around 7 pm on Saturday. Mahfuzur and his nephew were on their way to Kalai Sadar upazila when their motorbike collided with a bicycle in the Thushi Gari Mor area, said Moinuddin, officer-in-charge of Kalai police station. The accident left the biker dead on spot. Locals rescued the injured and rushed them to Kalai Upazila Health Complex.The cyclist was transferred to Joypurhat District Modern Hospital in critical condition.
Several injured in BCL attack on Chhatra Odhikar
Several people were injured on Friday after BCL men allegedly attacked members of rival Chhatra Odhikar Parishad on Dhaka University campus. The incident took place near TSC as Chhatra Odhikar Parishad activists were preparing to observe the organisation's 6th founding anniversary. According to Chhatra Odhikar Parishad leaders, they were trying to enter TSC to observe their programme while some BCL men blocked them and carried out the attack. The attack left several Odhikar activists injured, they said. The injured have been taken to Dhaka Medical college hospital for treatment, Odhikar said. Moreover, Dhaka Post campus correspondent Amjad Hossen was also allegedly harassed by a BCL leader, Farid Jaman, joint secretary of Sergeant Johrul Hoque hall Chhatra League unit. Read more: Two city college teachers quit under BCL pressure "Farid Jaman and some of his followers came to me and tried to snatch my mobile and check it while I was taking video of the clash. With the help of the proctorial team and members of law enforcement, I managed to flee”, said Amjad. Farid tried to snatch my mobile despite knowing my identity as a reporter, Amjad added. However, Dhaka University Chhatra League General Secretary Tanbir Hasan Saikat denied both allegations and said, "Chhatra League has no connection with this attack. As much as I heard, the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad carried out attack on some general students of the university." Prof. AKM Golam Rabbani, proctor of Dhaka University, said, "I have heard about an attack. However, Chhatra Odhikar parishad didn’t take any permission from University authority. They should not create any unrest on the campus."
1 killed, 11 injured in Munshiganj over land dispute
A 30-year-old man was killed, and 11 others were injured in clashes between two groups of locals over a land dispute at the Chargolgolia area of Sirajdikhan upazila Friday, police said. The deceased was identified as Falan Mia of Chargolgolia. Mizanul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sirajdikhan Police Station, said two groups of locals, followers of Yeakub Mia and Joynal Mia, clashed sporadically with sharp weapons in the afternoon. "The clashes over possession of land left several people injured." The injured were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and different local hospitals. Falan, a follower of Yeakub, was declared dead at DMCH. Additional police forces have been deployed in the area to bring the situation under control, the OC said.
Pedestrian shot during clash in city’s Gulshan
A man was shot during a clash between two people over ‘transferring money through MFS’ near Gloria Jeans café in the city’s Gulshan area on Sunday. The injured was identified as Aminul Islam, a private car driver. A van puller was also slightly injured during the clash. Abdul Ahad, deputy commissioner of Gulshan division, said one Arif Hossain locked into an altercation with one Alim, an employee of a shop named Alfa Departmental store, over transferring money worth Tk 75,000 through Bikash near Gulshan DCC Market at Gulshan-1 behind Gloria Jeans café around 4:00 pm. Alim along with others kept Arif confined at the shop for failing to provide the money. At one stage, Arif called his brother-in-law Monir Hossain over phone. Monir along with Abdul Wahid Mintu, a contractor in Jatrabari area, and three others went to the spot. Mintu opened fire, leaving two people wounded. Aminul sustained a bullet in his leg and van puller Abdur Rahim received slight injuries, he said. Aminul was taken to United Hospital. Police arrested Arif Hossain, Mintu and Monir Hossain along with 14 rounds of bullets, two magazines. Police also recovered seven bullet shells from the spot. “Efforts are on to take legal action against the arrestees,” said Abdul Ahad. The gun by which the firing took place is licensed. A Swechchashebak League man, wishing anonymity, said Mintu is a vice-president of North unit of Swechchashebak League.
Jubo League leader killed in clash over disputed land in Pabna
A Jubo League leader was hacked to death and five others were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over occupying a piece of disputed land in Pabna’s Chatmohar upazila on Friday. Anisur Rahman Anis was vice-president of Parswodanga Union Jubo League, and son of late Akbar Ali of Prabhakar Para village in the upazila. Anis was 50. Locals rushed him to the upazila health complex, but the doctors declared him dead on arrival. The injured are Jakirul Sarker, Badrul Islam, Aslam Hossain, Nahid Hossain, and Monsur Rahman. Jakirul, admitted at Pabna General Hospital, is said to be in critical condition. Locals said there was a longstanding dispute between Anis and one Aynal Haque over ownership of the land in question. On Friday morning, Anis started building a fence around it. The barbaric clash was triggered as when Aynal and his men tried to stop the fence from being put up. The injured come from both sides. Jalal Uddin, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chatmohar Police Station, said that three people were detained immediately for interrogation. Due process to file a case in connection with the incident is being followed, the OC added.
7 hurt in brawl over FIFA World Cup Final in Kushtia
At least seven people were injured in a clash between supporters of Argentina and France during the final match of FIFA World Cup 2022 at Hatsha Haripur Bazar in Kushtia’s Sadar upazila early Monday. According to police, locals had arranged the live telecast of the final match on big screen where both the supporters of Argentina and Brazil had gathered. The Brazilian supporters left the place seeing Argentine supporters cheering after Argentina scored two goals during the first half. The Brazilian supporters returned and started celebrating after France scored two goals during the second half. “The clash erupted when an Argentine supporter fell on a Brazilian supporter. The two sides started a brawl and at one point attacked each other. Later, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control,” said Johurul Islam, Officer In-charge (OC) of Kushtia Model Police Station. The injured were admitted to Kushtia General Hospital for treatment, the OC added.
1 killed, 20 injured in B’baria clash
A 60-year old man was killed and at least 20 others were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over collecting extortion money from pickup vans in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbraia on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Shital Mia from Muktarpur village in the upazila. At least six houses were set afire and several others were vandalised during the clash, said witnesses. According to locals, on Friday evening Ibrahim Mia from Muktarpur village had an altercation with Rahim Mia of Dharabhanga village who works as lineman of Salim Ganj Bazar. Read more: 15 injured in BCL factional clash at CU They locked into an argument as Rahim demanded Tk 200 as extortion from a pickup van that was unloading logs at Ibrahim’s father Kabir Hossain’s sawmill. On Saturday morning, some residents of Muktarpur village allegedly beat up Manik and Khokon Mia of Dharabhanga village over the same incident. As the news spread some residents of Dharabhanga village attacked Muktarpur village with locally made sharp weapons, triggering a clash that left Shital Mia and several others severely injured. They also looted valuables and vandalised houses. Shital Mia died on the way while being taken to Dhaka for treatment, said Saifuddin Anwar, officer-in-Charge of Nabinagar police station. Read more: JCD leader’s death in B’baria clash: SP, ASP among 8 sued Malek Mia, Dulal Mia, Mehedi Hasan, Amir Mia, Suman Mia, Royal Mia, Mohammad Ali were among the injured. OC Saifuddin said police brought the situation under control and then additional police were deployed in the area.
15 BNP men detained with crude bombs in C’nawabganj, say district police
Police are claiming to have apprehended 15 leaders and activists of the opposition BNP, and recovered 7 crude bombs from their possession while they were holding a ‘clandestine meeting’ on Tuesday night. Chowdhury Jobayed Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Shibjanj police station, said acting on a tip off, they carried out a drive at a warehouse near the house of local BNP leader Ashraf Chairman in Ranihat area, when they came across the group holding a ‘secret meeting’, without specifying what made it so secret or whether any meeting that isn’t public is secret. Read more: Six cops among 21 injured as police clash with BNP in Sherpur Police did however identify the meeting’s agenda as focused on carrying out subversive activities”. The 15 BNP men were detained with seven crude bombs from the warehouse during the drive, he said. A process was underway to file a case against the detainees, the OC added. Read more: JCD leader shot dead in clash with cops over arrest of a BNP leader in Brahmanbaria