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BNP activists clash with police in Habiganj

2 journalists and 23 others injured
UNB . Habiganj
10 Dec 2023 16:36:43 | Update: 10 Dec 2023 19:19:45
BNP activists clash with police in Habiganj
— UNB Photo

At least 25 people, including five with bullets, were injured in a clash between police and BNP leaders and activists during the party’s human chain programme in Sayestanagar of Habiganj upazila on Sunday.

Kamal Uddin Selim, joint convener of the district unit BNP, said the leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies were holding a human chain programme in front of the BNP office in the morning.

At one stage, police obstructed them, triggering a heated argument.

Amid a chase and counter-chase a clash broke out around 12:30 pm.

Police lobbed tear gas shells and fired rubber bullets to disperse them, leaving 25 people injured.

The bullet-injured victims included two journalists — My TV correspondent Niranjan Goswami and Desh TV correspondent Amir Hamza.

Meanwhile, Ajay Chandra Deb, Officer-in-Charge of Habiganj Police Station, said six policemen were injured in the clash.

Police also detained a man on the spot.

The situation is now under control, said the OC.