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Chhatra League infighting at CU leaves 10 injured

  • Published at 08:58 pm February 23rd, 2019
Two Chhatra League groups fought on Chittagong University campus over the alleged abduction of Golam Rasul Nishan (inset) on Friday night, February 22, 2019 UNB

The fight has taken place over the alleged abduction of a Chhatra League leader

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Chittagong University (CU) campus over the alleged abduction of a leader on Friday night.

Supporters of two groups — Ulka and 69, both shuttle-train based Chhatra League groups — attacked each other and blasted handmade bombs on the campus leaving at least 10 students injured.

The clash ensued between the two factions at Zero point and Gate No 1 areas on the campus around 10:30pm Friday, after a news spread that Golam Rasul Nishan, vice-president of the defunct Chhatra League committee who also belongs to Ulka group, was abducted from the port city’s Lalkhan Bazar area, said Md Akhtaruzzaman, the in-charge of CU police camp.

The Ulka group activists claimed 69 group’s vice-president Mansur Alam, publications affairs secretary Iqbal Tipu and joint secretary Abu Torab had picked up Nishan around 10:30pm and released him around 12:30am Saturday.

However, Mansur denied the allegation and said: "We do not know about the abduction incident and learned it from Facebook posts. If anyone blame us, I must say it was done out of vengeance."