Vol. 5 Num 652 Wed. March 29, 2006  
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JCD leader shot in Motijheel

Unidentified criminals shot and wounded a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader while 10 Jubo League activists were injured in a clash between themselves at Pallabi yesterday in the capital.

Morshed Khan Ejaz, 26, general secretary of JCD Motijheel thana unit, was having tea at a roadside tea-stall around 11:15am when the criminals sprayed bullets on him, police said.

Ejaz, also an undergraduate student of a private university, received eight bullets in both of his legs and was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

Police suspect Ejaz, who claimed he did not know why he was attacked, was assaulted due to a feud inside his group.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Jubo League activists gathered in front of Mollah Market at Mirpur section 12 to get information about the formation of their unit committee.

Witnesses said at least 30 Jubo League activists suddenly attacked the other members of the front with sticks and iron rods when their names were not mentioned for the committee. Five of injured were treated at the DMCH yesterday afternoon while the rest in local hospitals.