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Police, BNP supporters clash in Sylhet

  • Rubber bullets fired 
  • Two BNP supporters held 
Update : 15 Nov 2023, 11:06 PM

A chase and counter-chase took place between the BNP supporters and police after the opposition party brought out a torch procession just before the announcement of the polls schedule in Zindabazar area of Sylhet city on Wednesday evening.

Police, however, detained two BNP men from the spot in this connection. A motorcycle was also seized. 

Two rounds of rubber bullets were fired to bring the situation under control.

The fire of torches carried by BNP supporters is doused by police in Sylhet on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Photo: Dhaka Tribune

Witnesses said the BNP’s supporters brought out the procession and set fire to tires at 6:30pm in front of Sahir Plaza, obstructing traffic movement.

Later, the police chased the procession while it arrived in the Zindabazar area, they said.

The fire of torches carried by BNP supporters is doused by police in Sylhet on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Photo: Dhaka Tribune

Mohammad Ali Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station, said they dispersed a procession when some people brought out the torch procession to create panic among people by deteriorating law and order situation.

Two people were detained from the spot, he said.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the city centring the announcement of the schedule. 

Additional police including plainclothes police have been deployed to various important points in the city.

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