60 held, 53 injured countrywide

At least 60 Chhatra Shibir activists were held and 53 people including 10 cops injured in different parts of the country during Wednesday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal.

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is observing hartal in protest against the verdict of its leader Abdul Quader Mollah in war crimes charges.


Law enforcers held four Shibir men from Paribag and Shewrapara of Mirpur in the capital while they are picketing during early hour of hartal.

One hartal supporter was held in Nimer Tek area of Savar, the suburb of the capital around 8:am.

In Gazipur, police held 20 people in Joydebpur and Tongi police stations early hour of hartal. In Narayanganj, police held seven people from Chashara and Siddirganj areas of the district.

In Chandpur, law enforcers held nine Jamaat-Shibir men in different parts of the district while they were preparing to conduct subversive act.

In Habiganj, two Shibir activists were held from Shayestanagar area of the district town.

In Meherpur, law enforcers held seven Jamaat-shibir men in different parts of Gangni upazila.

In Cox’s Bazaar, 10 Shibir men were held from different places of the district till 12:00pm.


In Narayanganj, at least 15 people were injured, three by bullet, during a clash between Shibir and cop in Chashara area of the district around 6:45am.

They were admitted to Narayanganj General Hospital.

In Sirajganj, 20 people were injured including 10 cops, 2 shibir activists received bullets injuries.

The injured were admitted to Sirajganj Sadar hospital and other local clinics.

In Bhola, at least 15 people were injured in a clash between Jamaat-Shibir men and transport workers in Paranganj area of the district.

In Jhenidah, three Shibir activists were injured in a clash with law enforcers in Piyra Chattar area of the district town. Police fired one round of tear shell to disperse the hartal supporters.

Earlier in the day, International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 sentenced Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah to life in prison for his involvement in crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.banglanews24.com

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