Published: Friday, July 26, 2013

Hurt ASI, damage police vehicles

Shibir men attack Rajshahi cops

Nazrul Islam, assistant sub-inspector of Boalia Police Station, suffered splinter injuries in the left hand in a sudden cocktail attack by Islami Chhatra Shibir activists while his team was patrolling Ranibazar area of Rajshahi city yesterday. He was treated in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Photo: Star

Nazrul Islam, assistant sub-inspector of Boalia Police Station, suffered splinter injuries in the left hand in a sudden cocktail attack by Islami Chhatra Shibir activists while his team was patrolling Ranibazar area of Rajshahi city yesterday. He was treated in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Photo: Star

A policeman sustained injuries and two police vehicles were vandalised in an attack by Islami Chhatra Shibir activists that led to a clash with cops at Ranibazar in the city yesterday.
Ziaur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Boalia Police Station, said when two police vehicles reached the spot at 2:00pm, Shibir activists from a brisk procession hurled two cocktails at them, leaving Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) Nazrul Islam of the police station injured. Shibir activists also vandalised the two vehicles as policemen left those during the attack.
Later, a clash ensued between police and Shibir men when the law enforcers fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters to control the situation, said the OC.
Shibir activists threw brick chips at police and vandalised another vehicle of Power Development Board on the road during the clash, he said. ASI Nazrul was admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital with splinter injuries in his left hand.