UNB, Keraniganj :
Clashes between the activists of BNP and Awami League on Friday left dozens of people injured with the two groups blaming each other for the violence.
The local BNP leaders said at least 15 of the party’s leaders and activists including Nipun Roy Chowdhury were injured in the clash with Awami League men during the opposition party’s rally in Keraniganj of Dhaka.
The programme was organized to press home the party’s 10-point demand, including the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government before the next general election.
A group of 25 to 30 people, led by Awami League leader Azhar Bangali attacked the BNP office in Zinjira area of Keraniganj on Friday afternoon, while the rally was going on, claimed Nipun, a member of the BNP’s Executive Committee.
Among the injured are Sazzad Hossain, president of Keraniganj Jubo Dal, Zahirul Islam Mamun, south Keraniganj Swechasebak Dal joint secretary, Mojazzed Hossain, Dhaka district BNP organizing secretary.
Azhar Bangali claimed that while he was passing the area BNP men attacked him.
Local AL leaders also accused BNP activists of vandalising the AL office in South Keraniganj, leaving at least 25 people injured. Some of the injured were taken to hospital, they said.
According to eyewitnesses, men from both parties attacked each other with bamboo sticks.