BNP men clash with cops, torch vehicles at Dhaka
Banglapress online: At least 20 BNP activists and supporters were hurt as the party men clashed with police at Nayapaltan in Dhaka this afternoon. Law enforcers said 20 of their men were also injured in the clash.
BNP supporters set fire to two police vehicles during the clash. Three units of firefighters are rushing to the spot, sources at the fire service control room told The Daily Star around 1:20pm.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Motijheel Division) of DMP Shiblee Noman said at least 20 policemen sustained injuries as BNP activists hurled brick chips on them and they were undergoing treatment at Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital.
BNP activists engaged in a violent clash around 1:00pm with police and they have vandalsied several vehicles, said Omar Faruk, officer-in-charge (OC) of Motijheel Police Station.
Police are on high alert to prevent further deterioration of law and order, he said.
The BNP leaders and activists hurled brickbats at the cops, triggering the fierce clash between the two sides, UNB reports.
BNP men torch vehiclesAdditional police forces are deployed in Nayapaltan area on November 14, 2018 after BNP men lock in a clash with them.
Meanwhile, witness said BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas along with his several hundred supporters marched towards their party office around 12:30pm and started staging a showdown there, halting traffic on the road, UNB adds.
Police tried to remove the BNP men from a portion of the road so that vehicles can pass through, but failed to do so.
At one stage, they locked into an altercation with the BNP leaders and activists and started charging batons to maintain the law and order, UNB adds.
Like the past two days, thousands of BNP leaders and activists gathered in front of their office in the morning while many others started joining them in small processions until the clash began as the party continued the sale of its nomination forms for the third consecutive days today among those who want to contest the 11th parliamentary elections with its tickets.
Carrying posters, banners, festoons, placards and portraits of party chairperson Khaleda Zia, acting chairman Tarique Rahman and nomination aspirants, the party activists were celebrating the nomination sale.
On Monday morning, the party formally started the sale of nomination with the purchase of three nomination papers for its jailed chairperson Khaleda Zia. BNP sold 1,326 nomination papers on the first day while 1,896 ones on the second day.
The sale of nomination papers are supposed to continue until November 16.