Police dispersed the Chhatra Dal procession in Pabna by baton. Chhatra Dal leaders claim that at least 10 people were injured. Apart from this, the police arrested several leaders and activists from the procession.
The incident took place at Dai Bazar intersection of Pabna city today at around 12:30 PM.
Among the injured are- former General Secretary of Pabna Zilla Chhataral Taslim Hasan Khan Sweet, former General Secretary of Pabna Sadar Municipal Chhatra Dal Rezwan Hossain Hriday, Setu Fakir, Habibul Hasan Roni and 10 others.
Former General Secretary of Pabna District BNP Taslim Hasan Khan Sweet said, “In protest against the mass arrests, attacks, disappearances, arrests and torture of BNP leaders and workers across the country and on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of BNP, Mahmudunnabi Swapan, the former organizing secretary of Pabna District BNP, came from DPU area of Mahish city on Monday. And the procession grew under my leadership. When the procession reached Dai Bazar intersection, the police dispersed the leaders and workers by beating them with batons. Several people were injured and some leaders and activists were arrested by the police.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Pabna Sadar Police Station Roshan Ali said, ‘A student procession was blocked at Dai Bazar intersection. When they were chased, some of them fell down and got injured while running away. Some people have been arrested from there. Their verification is going on. Details will be given later.’