JaPa factional clash injures 30 in Rangpur

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Police brought the situation under control around 12:45pm.

At least 30 people have been injured in a clash between two groups of Jatiya Party at Shapla Chattar in the Rangpur town.

Police and witnesses said leaders of newly-formed district and city unit committee of Jatiya Party gathered at party Chairman HM Ershad’s home at New Senpara as section 144 was imposed in and around the Public Library following convening separate meetings by two factions.

On the other hand, the leaders and activists of the defunct committee gathered at central road party office on Saturday.

A procession of the new committee was brought out of Ershad’s residence and reached Shapla Chattar at 12 noon, then the defunct committee members threw cocktails at their opponents.

Later, a chase and counter chase took place, and left 30 from both groups injured.

Police brought the situation under control around 12:45pm.

Police have been deployed at different important points in the town including Jatiya Party office, said Kotwali police station Officer-in-Charge Abdul Qauder Jilani.

Earlier, the district administration imposed section 144 in and around the Public Library as two groups of JP called their respective meetings at the same venue and time.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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