Clash between JCD and police at Press Club, leaves 15 injured
News Desk || risingbd.com
A clash has happened in front of the National Press Club area in the capital between leaders and activists of Jatiotabadi Chatra Dal (JCD) and police, leaving 10 cops and 5 JCD men injured.
The incident ensued around 11:30 am on Sunday (February 28), leaving some JCB men and several cops injured.
According to police and witnesses, leaders and activists of JCD began to gather in front of the press club around 11:00 am to wage protest. Senior leaders including BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam appeared there.
They had no permission, police asked them not to hold any rally there. At that time, they locked into altercation. At one stage, the leaders and activists of JCD started throwing bricks at cops. Clashes broke out between the two sides when police charged with batons. At one point, police fired a few rounds of tear gas to bring the situation under control.
Ramna Zone Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Police Sazzad Hossain told risingbd that they (JCD men) did not take permission to hold rally in front of the press club. For this reason, they were asked not hold any programme there. But avoiding police’s request, they made attack on police, leaving 10 personnel injured.
During the clash between the two groups for about 20 to 25 minutes, the Press Club, Kadam Fountain areas in front of the High Court and adjacent areas turned into a battlefield. Common people started running around in panic. Shops in the whole area were also closed. Additional police have been deployed in the area till 12:15 pm when the report was filed. However, no official statement has been issued by BNP so far.