Police and ‘Jamaat Activists’ Conflict: 1 Useless, 68 Injured

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A person was fatally shot and 68 people sustained accidents in separate clashes between regulation enforcement and members of the Jamaat-e-Islami group and its affiliated pupil group, Chhatra Shibir, throughout disputes over conducting the namaz-e-janaza (funeral prayer) for struggle legal Delawar Hossain Sayedee in Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar this afternoon.

A 60-year-old man named Mohammed Forkan, from Chakaria Municipality, was pronounced useless upon arrival at Chakaria Upazila Well being Advanced with gunshot wounds at roughly 4:30 PM, in accordance with Syed Iftekharul Islam, the well being complicated’s in-charge.

In Cox’s Bazar’s Chakaria space, seven people had been admitted to the hospital for gunshot wounds, as confirmed by Muhammad Haque, the hospital’s Household Planning Officer. The precise explanation for harm marks on Forkan’s head could be decided by way of an post-mortem.

Native sources revealed that the conflict ensued when the police obstructed “Jamaat-Shibir activists” from holding a gayebana janaza (a symbolic funeral prayer with out the physique) at Lamar Chiringa round 4:30 PM. Criminals allegedly opened fireplace on the activists and bodily assaulted them earlier than fleeing the scene previous to police arrival.

The activists subsequently retaliated by attacking the police and damaging two automobiles, together with a police automobile. Javed Mahmud, the Officer-in-Cost of Chakaria Police Station, reported accidents sustained by himself and 5 different policemen while attempting to restore order.

In Pekua upazila, a conflict between police and “Jamaat-Shibir activists” at Barbakia Bazar round 3:00 PM resulted in 15 policemen being injured. Pekua Police Station’s OC Mohammad Omar Haider said that the police managed to regain management by firing warning pictures into the air.

In Chattogram, round 40 people, together with pedestrians, had been injured throughout separate clashes between Jamaat-Shibir activists and the police in Kazir Dewri and Wasa areas. The clashes erupted when activists gathered to carry gayebana janaza for Sayedee. Police intervened through the use of batons, sound grenades, and rubber bullets when two processions had been carried out at Kazir Dewri and Wasa round 2:30 PM and 4:15 PM. The activists responded by pelting the police and the Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) headquarters in Dampara with stones.

Quite a few policemen sustained accidents, and over 15 suspected Jamaat-Shibir activists had been apprehended. Chattogram Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Azm Obaidullah said that they’d sought permission from the police for the janaza, however their request was denied.

Mostafizur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner (DC-South) of CMP, knowledgeable reporters that Jamaat-Shibir activists had assembled and tried to have interaction in disruptive actions with out authorization, which prompted the police to disperse them through the use of batons after the activists attacked the police.

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