The attack was launched on a human chain program protesting the burial of freedom fighter Ali Ashraf without state honours
A case has been filed against 26 people including Banshkhali MP Mostafizur Rahman Chowdhury and the local municipal mayor for their alleged involvement in the attack on journalists and children of freedom fighters in front of the Chittagong Press Club.
Jahir Uddin Babar, a relative of late freedom fighter doctor Ali Ashraf filed the case on Monday against 26 known and 50-60 unknown individuals at Kotwali police station, said Md Mohsin, the officer-in-charge.
Banshkhali Municipal Mayor Selimul Haque Chowdhury, MP’s personal secretary Md Tajul Islam and assistant personal secretary AKM Mostafizur Rahman Rasel are among the accused, reports UNB.
Meanwhile, police have already arrested four people including Rasel, said the OC.
At least 20 people including 10 journalists and members of Chittagong Zila Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command, were injured in an attack by miscreants in front of the press club on Monday.
The attack was launched on a human chain program arranged jointly by Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad and Muktijoddha Santan Command protesting the burial of freedom fighter Ali Ashraf without state honours.
They also protested against the false case filed against journalist Faruk Abdullah, a family member of guerilla commander Moulvi Syed Ahmed, under the Digital Security Act, said Zahir Uddin, organizing secretary of South unit of Krishak League.
A probe committee was formed to investigate why the freedom fighter was laid to eternal rest without state honours in Chittagong’s Banshkhali upazila.
Freedom fighter Dr Ali Ashraf was the commander of Shekherkhil union unit Muktijoddha Sangsad.
Ashraf was also the labour affairs secretary of Banshkhali upazila Awami League and elder brother of Moulavi Syed, one of the few who protested the killing of Bangabandhu in 1975.