10 injured as police, encroachers clash in Cox’s Bazar

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:17, Oct 18,2020


At least 10 people, including journalists, were injured during a clash between law enforcers and encroachers at a Cox’s Bazar sea beach on Saturday.

The clash took place at about 4:30pm when a team of the district administration, led by Cox’s Bazar Development Authority secretary Abu Zafar Rashed, moved to remove illegally built structures at Sugandha point of the beach.

Among the injured, three were identified as Nurul Karim, district correspondent of Jamuna Television, Cox’s Bazar sadar police station OC Sheikh Munir ul Gias and a local journalist Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury.

The encroachers started hurling brickbats as soon as the authorities began the eviction drive. Police in response fired teargas shells to disperse the encroachers.

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court cleared the legal tangle and asked the Cox’s Bazar district administration to free the beach from encroachers and remove structures made illegally.

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