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Police baton-charge JCD anniv rally in Chuadanga; clashes leave 46 injured
At least 250 leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) were sued over allegedly attacking police personnel and creating obstacles to public works on Monday.
Mizanur Rahman, sub-inspector of Sadar Police Station filed the case accusing 28 named -including district unit JCD convener Sharif-ur-Jaman Sijar -and 222 unnamed leaders and activists.
On Monday morning, a clash ensued between police personnel and JCD men when police obstructed them from holding a showdown rally at Sreemanto Town Hall marking the 39th founding anniversary of JCD.
Chase and counter-chase between the two sides left Amir Abbas, officer-in-charge (operations) of Sadar police station, among six policemen who suffered injuries.
At least 200/250 JCD leaders and activists of the district unit gathered at Sreemanto Town Hall area for a procession rally marking the 39th founding anniversary of JCD, but police baton-charged the gathering to disperse the rally.
Following the baton charge, a chase and counter chase ensued that left at least 40 leaders and activists of JCD injured.
Later police filed the case with the police station at night.