Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir yesterday hurled homemade bombs at law enforcers at different points of the capital as they tried to stage demonstrations and damage vehicles.
Police picked up 10 Jamaat-Shibir men.
Around 200 Jamaat-Shibir men brought out a procession in Tikatuli around 9:00am, protesting the recent death of Shibir leader Ali Azgar Khan Rahat, witnesses said. As they tried to launch an attack, police chased them. The protesters hurled several cocktails at the law enforcers, in response to which police fired shots in the air, dispersing the crowd.
Jamaat-Shibir men also took to the streets in the capital's Sher-e-Banglanagar and Shyamoli, said Abdul Momen, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station. Police dispersed them and detained 10 activists from the areas.
Rahat was injured on February 16 in a clash with police in Sylhet. The clash followed a procession brought out to demand the release of war crimes accused Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Rahat succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
On Friday, Jamaat and its sympathisers attacked law enforcers and journalists, tore and burned the national flag and vandalised Shaheed Minars to counter the mass demand for capital punishment to 1971 war criminals. They chose mosques as gathering points and launched attacks with handmade bombs, guns, and sticks, leaving at least four people killed and nearly 1,000, including 14 journalists, wounded.