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Clash in Lalmonirhat over protest against price hike: 5 hurt

Politics 2022-03-05, 6:08pm

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Lalmonirhat, Mar 5 – At least five people were injured  in a clash between activists of Bangladesh Chharta League (BCL) and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD)  in Hatibandha upazila headquarters of Lalmonirhat district on Saturday.

Witnesses said BNP’s upazila unit brought out a procession from the party office in Hatibandha protesting the recent price hike of commodities.

At one stage, police obstructed them.

Tension mounted when BCL activists led by BCL upazila unit president Fahim Shahriar Jihan  along with some party leaders and activists tried to march towards the BNP office.

A clash broke out near medical junction area, leaving five people injured.

Later police charged batons and brought the situation under control.

Hatibandha police station officer-in-charge ( OC) Ershadul Alam said they dispersed the activists of JCD and BCL and brought the situation under control. - UNB