At least 20 people, including Nagarik Oikya convenor Mahmudur Rahman Manna and BNP chairperson’s adviser Taimur Alam Khandaker, were injured as activists of Juba League and Bangladesh Chhatra League allegedly attacked a programme at Taimur’s house at Rupshi under Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj Monday afternoon.
Taimur’s daughter Moriom Khandaker, Mahila Dal leaders Parveen Akhter and Fatema Akhter, Juba Dal leader Ashraful Huq Ripon and Chhatra Dal leader Sajib Ahmed were also injured.
Narayanganj city Juba Dal president Maksudul Alam Khandaker said that a prayer session and clothe distribution programme was organised for BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s early recovery and marking the 68th birth anniversary of Taimur at about 4:00pm.
When Manna began his speech as the chief guest, a group of 40 to 50 people, led by Rupganj BCL president Faysal Shikder and JL leader Rabin and armed with iron rods, sticks and sharp weapons, stormed into the venue and pushed the guests off the stage and beat those who attended the programme, leaving at least 20 people injured, Maksudul alleged.
He alleged that the attackers also vandalised chairs, sound system, two microbuses and at least 30 motorcycles at the venue before leaving the place.
Taimur termed ‘unexpected’ the attack by activists and leaders of BCL, student wing of ruling Awami League, and JL, youth front of AL.
Faysal Shikder claimed that he was not involved in any such incident.
Rupganj police station officer-in-charge Mahmudul Hasan said that they were not aware about any such incident and that none lodged any complaint.
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