The police filed a case against 47 leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) following the clashes that erupted protesting the “unnatural” death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in the jail. The case was filed with Shahbagh Police Station of the city on Sunday night, OC Mamun-ur-Rashid said.
The accused were charged with assault, obstructing government work and thus encouraging vandalism.
‘Another 200-250 people have been charged anonymously. Of them, 12 have been arrested. They will be sent to the court yesterday,’ OC Mamun told media people. Mamun, however, did not reveal the names of those accused.
The law enforcers clashed with the leaders and activists of Chhatra Dal on Sunday near the National Press Club, charging baton and firing rubber bullets and teargas canisters at the demonstrators. Later, some people were arrested on the spot.
At least 50 people, including half a dozen police, were injured during the clash, said OC Mamun. The windows of the temporary police box adjacent to the Press Club were vandalized during the incident.