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AL men vandalise police station in Noakhali

Update : 06 Mar 2014, 07:09 PM

A group of Jubo League and Chhatra League activists attacked Kabirhat police station in the district early yesterday and committed vandalism centring the arrest of two of their party members.

At least 19 activists of the ruling party including police were injured when the lawmen fired blanks in an effort to defend themselves from the attack.

The injured were Sahadat Hossain, 24, vice-president of Kabirhat upazila unit Chhatra League, Monir Ahmed, 40, Baktiar Uddin, 32, and Reaj Uddin, 35.

They were admitted to Noakhali Medical College Hospital.

Of them, Sahadat Hossain was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated.

The Injured policemen were Md Yasin, Abdul Qyum and Babul Mia – all admitted to police hospital.

Officer-in-Charge Mahbub Alam said Kabirhat Municipality Mayor Jahirul Haque Raihan, also general secretary of upazila AL, came to the police station and started misbehaving with the OC and other police officials.

Mahbub added that he tried several times to calm the mayor, but to no avail, and at one stage the mayor called his party men to the police station.

Hundreds of Chhatra League and Jubo League activists appeared on the scene and committed vandalism.

Mayor Jahir Uddin Raihan gave the version that he went to the police station to seek release of his two party members, Saiful and Baktiar, who were arrested before.

The party men heard that police beat the arrestees seriously and after hearing such news angry party men went there, he said.

The OC said legal action would be taken in this regard.

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