Hartal observed in Ctg

The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by Jamaat-e-Islami was observed in greater Chittagong on Saturday amid stray violence.

Pickets vandalized a bus in the port city in the morning and tried to bring out processions across the city during the hartal hours.

Pickets set fire on tyres in different points of the town.

The markets, shops and business organizations remained closed during early hours the hartal and opened in the noon, banglanews correspondent reports.

Confirming the matter, additional deputy-commissioner of city police (South) Moshtaq Ahmed told banglanews: “Some 1500 police personnel were deployed at 50 sensitive points of the city in order to avert any untoward situation.”

Jamaat called the hartal after party leaders were denied permission for holding a rally in the port city protesting killings of  four people, including two Shibir  activists during,  February 5 hartal.

Earlier, the party announced to hold a rally in front of Anderkilla Shahi Jaam-e-Mosque. But the Chittagong Metropolitan Police did not permit them to stage the demo.

Four people, including two pedestrians, were killed in clashes during the hartal enforced by Jamaat.

However, Jamaat claimed that all of deceased are belongs to their party.banglanews24.com

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