Police are looking for ruling party supporters who engaged in a scuffle with law enforcement officials when barred from entering a Pohela Boishakh festival venue in Chittagong city Friday.
Kotwali police filed a case naming 34 leaders and activists of Chhatra League and Jubo League and 40 unnamed others, hours after the incident in DC Hill area that left on-duty Inspector Kiran Barua injured.
Four of the accused, detained from the area soon after the attack, were sent to jail through a court Saturday, Inspector (investigation) Jahedul Kabir of Kotwali police said.
They identified themselves as supporters of Akbar Chowdhury Babar, the central deputy finance secretary of Jubo League’s central committee. Babar is also an accused in a case filed over a double murder in CRB area in 2013 over railway tender.
Inspector Kiran is undergoing treatment at Dampara Police Lines Hospital.
According to police, a group of 25-30 Chhatra League and Jubo League men tried to enter the Pohela Boishakh venue of DC Hill area bypassing the security check post around 3pm, triggering an altercation.
At one point, the unruly ruling party men started pelting the police with bricks. Inspector Kiran was hit in the head by one such brick.
Investigation Officer SI Harun-or-Rashid said that they were trying to arrest the other accused in the case.