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14 injured in BNP-police clash in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : At least 14 people, including seven BNP men, five police personnel, were injured during a clash between the party activists and law enforcers in Sunamganj on Sunday morning.

Nurul Islam Nurul, general secretary of Sunamganj district unit BNP, alleged that leaders and activists of BNP and its affiliated organisations brought out peaceful procession at Arefinnagar under Sunamganj municipality in the morning but law enforcers obstructed them and attacked the procession.

At least seven BNP activists sustained injuries in the incident, he claimed.

Denying the allegation, Rajan Kumar Das, additional superintendent of Sunamganj district police, said BNP activists started throwing stones and brick bats to the police that forced the law enforcers to fire rubber bullets and teargas shells to control the situation. The clash took place for an hour after around 11am.

During the clash, five policemen and two journalists were injuries, he said adding that now the situation is under control.

The injured took primary treatment at a local hospital, he added.