Jamaat, Shibir clash with police across country
Shibir men injured in Jaipurhat dies in hospitalStaff Correspondent
Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its front organisation clashed again with the police in Dhaka, Rajshahi, Sylhet, and other parts of the country on Saturday at the news of the death of an Islami Chhatra Shibir activist.
Shibir activist Badiuzzaman, who was wounded with bullets in the eye and the head in a clash with the police in Jaipurhat on November 5, died from his injuries in Islami Bank Central Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday morning
Badiuzzaman was also accused in a case filed the police filed in connection with the November 5 clash in Jaipurhat.
On Saturday, at least 80 were injured in the violence in the districts. Jamaat men damaged several vehicles, including a police van, in the afternoon. Fifteen policemen were also injured.
At Senpara Parbata of Kafrul in Dhaka, Shibir activists attacked a police convoy and damaged several vehicles, including two police vans, in the afternoon, leaving 11 policemen injured.
‘Some young people, standing on the road attacked our convoy when it was passing through Senpara Parbata in the afternoon,’ Mirpur division deputy commissioner of police Imtiaz Hossain said. The police picked up seven to eight people from the place.
In Rajshahi, at least 25 people, including policemen, were injured in a clash with Shibir in the afternoon..
Witnesses said that several hundred Shibir activists had brought out a procession from the Jhautala crossing at Lakshmipur about 5:30pm while the police fired teargas shells and charged at them with truncheons.
The Jamaat men also pelted the police with stones and the police picked up at least 10 activists of the party.
In Jessore, the police clashed with Shibir activists when they brought out a procession at Bejpara in the town in the afternoon in protest at the death of their activist, the New Age correspondent said.
The police dispersed the protesters by charging at them with truncheons. Six were arrested, witnesses said.
In Sylhet, at least 20 people, including five policemen, were injured as Shibir activists clashed with the police in the city in the afternoon.
Security has, meanwhile, been heightened in the capital to head off any subversive activities by activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir.
The police were trying to track activists who were accused of attacking the police and burning vehicles in November 5–6, law enforcers said.
A large number of police and Rapid Action Battalion personnel were deployed at strategic points such as Paltan, Motijheel, Malibagh, Arambagh, Fakirapool, Gulistan, Segun Bagicha, Gulshan and Banani to fend off any possible violence by Jamaat and Shibir activists in Dhaka. Law enforcers in plain clothes kept vigil on key points.
The home minister, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, urged people to capture Jamaat and Shibir men wherever they were found and hand them over to the police.
He said that the police showed the highest degree of patience after being attacked by Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front for four consecutive days. But the police would show no more restraints, he said.
The deputy commissioner of police, Masudur Rahman, told New Age that the Dhaka Metropolitan Police had taken adequate measures to head off any untoward incidents.
In clashes in November 5–6, 156 policemen were injured and at least five vehicles were damaged and another vehicle was burnt during the clashes.
About 1,500 activists have so far been arrested for creating chaos across the country. The police filed 60 cases against more than 6,000 leaders and activists of Jamaat and Shibir.
In Chandpur, at least 20 people, including five policemen, were injured in a clash between Jamaat and the police at the local bust stand in the town in the afternoon, according to the United News of Bangladesh.
Jamaat men pelted the police with stones and the police fired teargas shells and rubber bullets to disperse them. Nine were picked up.
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