In Basurhat Bazar of Charshahi Union of Laxmipur Sadar Upazila, two parties of Awami League’s subsidiary organizations clashed and chased each other. 6 people were injured on both sides. This incident took place on Thursday when the newly elected Member of Parliament of Lakshmipur-3 (Sadar) constituency, Ghulam Farooq Pingku, was welcomed with flowers.
After clashes between supporters of Union Jubo League leader Rezaul Karim Riaz and former Volunteer League leader Babul Ansari, four cocktail blasts took place in the market area. This spread panic in the area. Later, the police took the position and brought the situation under control.
The injured are Awami League leader Md. Monir, Charshahi Union Sevak League Leader. Rubel, Dighli Union Sevak League leader Israfil. They are followers of Babul Ansari. Three followers of Jubo League leader Riaz were injured.
Locals said that the incident started inside the Charshahi Union Parishad office on Thursday afternoon.
It is known that Charshahi Union Awami League, Jubo League and Chhatra League along with the initiative of member of Parliament and District Awami League President Md. A reception was organized for Golam Farooq Pingku. At that time, there was a scuffle between the leaders and workers of the Awami League’s affiliated organizations present on the occasion of receiving them with flowers.
According to the locals, a scuffle broke out between Charshahi Union Jubo League convener Rezaul Karim Riaz and former Volunteer League leader Babul Ansari. Two groups of people clashed in front of MP Pingu. The present policemen brought the situation under control. After that, the ceremony was concluded briefly.
Later two groups of people went to Basurhat Bazar area and got into a fight. One side chases the other side with sticks. 6 people from both sides were injured. They received first aid.
Jubo League leader Rezaul Karim Riaz said, ‘There was a clash between two groups of Chhatra League over giving flowers to the MP in the afternoon. I don’t know what happened after that.’
Volunteer League leader Babul Ansari said, ‘There was a fight over a trivial incident. Three people were injured.’
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chandraganj Police Station Emdadul Haque said that there was a scuffle between the two parties over giving flowers to the MP. Situation under control. Regarding the cocktail explosion, he said that the area is dominated by Hindus. They made a bet.