Habiganj: At least 25 people, including five with bullet, were injured in a clash between police and BNP leaders and actvists during the party’s human chain program in Sayestanagar of Habiganj upazila on Sunday.
Kamal Uddin Selim, joint convener of district unit BNP, said the leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies were holding a human chain program in front of the BNP office in the morning.
At one stage, police obstructed them, triggering a heated argument.
Amid a chase and counter-chase took a clash broke out around 12:30 pm.
Police lobbed tear gas shells and fired rubber bullets to disperse them, leaving 25 people injured.
The bullet-injured victims included two journalists—My TV correspondent Niranjan Goswami and Desh TV correspondent Amir Hamza.
Meanwhile, Ajay Chandra Deb, Officer-in-Charge of Habiganj Police Station, said six policemen were injured in the clash.
Police also detained a man from the spot.
The situation is now under control, said the OC.