Police-BNP clash in Kushtia, 12 injured

BNP leaders and activists clashed with the police in Kushtia. It is said that at least 12 people have died.

The clash took place in Kaburhat Sardar Para area of ​​Botoil Union of Sadar Upazila around 4 pm on Saturday (June 8). At that time, the activists threw bricks and stones at the police. The police fired tear gas and fired to disperse the activists.

According to the police, BNP activists organized a rally in Kaburhat area on Saturday afternoon. The leaders and activists of BNP, Juba Dal, Chhatra Dal and allied organizations kept coming to the program venue to join the rally. The police went there based on information that BNP leaders and workers might cause chaos due to their own internal conflicts. BNP, Juba Dal and Chhatra Dal leaders started throwing bricks at the police. This started a conflict between the two sides. Later, the police fired several rounds of bullets and tear shells to control the situation. The clash lasted for about 30 minutes and panic spread in the area. At one point, the leaders and activists of BNP and allied organizations fled due to police action.

In this regard, District BNP Joint-Editorial Engineer Zakir Hossain Sarkar said that a group of central leaders came to Kushtia to console the oppressed leaders and activists of BNP and organized a rally at Navin Tower with the verbal permission of the police.

The police asked us to stop the rally before the event began, complaining of disturbance. A smaller scale is called for elsewhere. Accordingly, the central leaders were taken to the house of Juba Dal leader Majid located in Kaburhat. The police went there and started beating the activists.

Police-BNP clash in Kushtia, 12 injured

At that time the activists got excited and threw some bricks and jute. After that the police fired bullets and tear shells at our activists. About 10-12 people were injured.

Kushtia Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sheikh Sohel Rana told Jago News that 10 rounds of firing were fired to control the situation. One person has been arrested in this incident.

In this regard, Additional Superintendent of Police Palash Kanti Nath said that BNP organized the program without permission. BNP leaders and activists saw the police at the program site and threw bricks. We have taken the necessary measures to bring the situation under control.

Al-Ma’mun Sagar/NIB/JIM