Supporters of Amatul Kibria Keya Chowdhury MP and a vice-chairman of Bahubal Upazila, Tara Mia have clashed during a programme in the presence of the lawmaker.
The incident occurred during a programme of at Department of Social Services at Mirpur in Habiganj on Friday evening, Senior Assistant Superintendent of Habiganj Police Raselur Rahman Rasel said.
He told that the supporters of Keya and Upazila Parishad Vice-Chairman Tara Mia got involved in an altercation over a ‘silly’ incident during the programme.
“At one stage of the altercation, a running battle erupted between the two sides,” he said.
Police later brought the situation under control resorting to baton charge and chasing the clashing groups, he said.
Keya, who is an MP from the seat reserved for women in Habiganj, alleged ‘armed’ followers of Tara Mia carried out a ‘premeditated attack’ on her supporters.
She told several of her supporters were injured in the ‘attack’.
Her supporters organised a protest rally after the incident.
Tara Mia told that the clash started when the MP’s men took away the mobile phone of a man when he was taking pictures at the programme.
“The clash began when the two sides became agitated following the altercation,” he said.