Attack of BNP leaders during sweeping procession of workers

BNP leaders attacked workers’ sweeping procession in Noakhali’s Companyganj protest against the ‘Pocket Committee’. Two employees of Noakhali University of Science and Technology were injured. A case has been filed in the police station.

Inspector (Investigation) of Companiganj Police Station on Saturday (July 6) evening. Abdus Sultan confirmed the matter to Jago News. Earlier on Friday (July 5) night, an attack took place in Rupnagar of Charkankra Union.

It is known that Companiganj Upazila BNP convener Nurul Alam Shikder and member secretary Mahmudur Rahman announced the committee of Charkankra Union BNP on June 28 without discussing with the leaders and activists. Mosharef Hossain Bahar was made the president and Belayet Hossain the general secretary.

Meanwhile, when the local BNP leaders and activists staged a sweeping march in Rupnagar on Friday evening demanding the cancellation of the said committee, 20-25 people attacked under the leadership of the general secretary of the new committee Belayet Hossain.

Union BNP leader Noakhali University of Science and Technology Pharmacy Department chief assistant. Farooq Azad (40) and Sheikh Abdullah Swapan (35), pump operator of Planning Development and Workers Office, were injured. They were rescued and admitted to Companyganj Upazila Health Complex.

Sheikh Abdullah Swapan said, we stopped to see the BNP leaders and activists on the way home after being invited. Suddenly a group of youths led by Belayet Hossain attacked and started beating. It made some people, including me, explode. I filed a case in Companyganj police station.

Accused Belayet Hossain told Jago News that they wanted to take out a sweeping march against the declared committee. When our people chased them, they ran away. Someone may have been injured by the stick.

Upazila BNP member secretary Mahmudur Rahman Ripon told Jago News that if there was anything against the committee, they could have informed us. I heard that the protest march was interrupted by the agitated workers.

Companyganj Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Md. Abdus Sultan said, the complaint of Sheikh Abdullah Swapan has been registered as a case. An operation is underway to arrest the accused.

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