A former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League hacked an inspector and a sub-inspector of the Nabiganj police in Habiganj on Thursday evening when they tried to arrest him.
Local people said that the Nabiganj police inspector (investigation) Uttam Kumar and sub-inspector Fakhruzzaman went to arrest the BCL Nabiganj upazila unit former vice-president Shah Sohan Ahmed Musa at his grocery shop at Salamatpur at the upazila headquarters at around 7:00pm.
But, Musa swopped on the police officials immediately after they entered the shop and rampantly hacked them with a billhook, they said.
They added that Musa fled the scene as the local people approached the shop hearing the police officers scream.
Nabiganj police officer-in-charge Iqbal Hossain told New Age that the local traders rushed the two police officials to the upazila health complex immediately after the incident.
‘The health complex doctors referred the police inspector Uttam Kumar to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital as his condition was critical,’ the OC said, adding that SI Faruzzaman was undergoing treatment at the health complex but his condition was not out of danger.
He said that the ex-BCL leader Musa was wanted in 8 criminal cases for various offences, including rape and assault on police personnel.
‘For that reason, police were trying to arrest him for long,’ Iqbal Hossain told New Age.
He informed that preparation was underway to file a case.
On April 17, two BCL activists — Gopaldi Municipality unit BCL general secretary Sujoy Shaha and activist Didar Islam of Narayanganj — were arrested allegedly for attacking police officials at Araihazar of Narayanganj.
The cops came under attack when they arrested Sujoy allegedly for stalking girls.
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