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Clashes During Hartal

2,400 Jamaat, Shibir men sued in Bogra

Police filed two cases accusing 2,400 Jamaat-Shibir men in connection with Thursday's clashes between the law enforcers and activists during hartal hours in Bogra.

The cases were filed with Bogra Sadar Police Station on Thursday night for assaulting police, said Riaz Ahmed, inspector (investigation), yesterday.

One of the cases were filed accusing 1,400 activists, mentioning names of 25, in connection with the clash at the town's Shatmatha, said SI Monjurul Islam Monju.

The other case was filed against 1,000 activists, mentioning names of 37, in connection with the clash at Jamil Nagar, he said.

Police had arrested 25 Jamaat-Shibir men till 12:00noon yesterday while seven injured activists were undergoing treatment at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital under police guard.

At least three people were killed in Bogra during Thursday's clashes between Jamaat-Shibir men and law enforcers.

Jamaat claimed the victims, Abu Ruhani, 22, Mizanur Rahman, 30, and Abdullah, 21, were its activists.

The party and its student body Islami Chhatra Shibir on Thursday called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district today protesting the killings.

Hospital sources said 15 people, critically injured in the clashes, were brought there. Of them, eight were released after primary treatment till 10:00am yesterday.

Mizanur Rahman, town publicity secretary of Shibir, told The Daily Star the dead had been sent to their families for burial.

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When the law enforcement agencies of Bangladesh will stop filling case/cases against unknown defendants. Is it another form of collective process of indicting unknown entities? In civil society, the law is directed against the individual not against group of unknown people. The law enforcement agencies should stop these kind of nonsense immediately.

: Dr. Nazmul Haq

 

 


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