Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain on Friday described the attack on his motorcade near the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial in the city as a serious act of disrespect to martyred intellectuals.
He made the observations while addressing a press conference held at the Oikya Front’s Purana Paltan office.
Kamal also urged the government to stop abusing power.
Earlier in the morning, Kamal Hossain’s motorcade came under attack near the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur while returning after paying tributes to the martyred intellectuals, leaving at least 10 people injured.
Kamal, however, managed to escape the attack unhurt.
Latiful Bari Hamim, media wing member of Jatiya Oikya Front, said Kamal along with Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rab, Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury, BNP chairperson’s adviser Abdus Salam, Gano Forum leaders Jaglul Haider Afrik and Reza Kibria paid homage to the martyred intellectuals at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Memorial around 9:30am, marking the Martyred Intellectuals Day.
Some supporters of local Awami League candidate for Dhaka-14 constituency Aslamul Haque equipped with rods and sticks attacked Kamal Hossain’s car when he was getting in it at the main gate of the memorial on his way back home, Hamim said.
He alleged the ruling party men also attacked the vehicles carrying ASM Abdur Rab, Jaglul Haider Afrik, Oikya Front’s Dhaka-14 candidate Abu Bakar Siddique Saju.
The attackers beat BNP and Oikya Front leaders and activists those who tried to resist them, leaving 10-12 people, including Saju and Rab’s driver, injured.