Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing attacked police in Khulna during a daylong shutdown across the country for a second day on Wednesday.
Witnesses said pro-shutdown activists attacked
the vehicle of Khulna Additional Superintendent of Police (north) Imamur Rashid
in front of Kuwait mosque in Rupsa area around 8:15am.
Khulna police ASP
Abdul Kader Beg said the Jamaat-Shibir activists had blockaded the
He said two policemen accompanying ASP Rashid asked them to remove
the blockade. But the angry protesters attacked the police vehicle.
said the law enforcers fired 32 rounds of blank shots to rein in the
A policeman was injured during the melee, he added.
Islamist party is enforcing a general strike for the second consecutive day
protesting against a verdict sentencing its Assistant Secretary General Abdul
Quader Molla to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the nation’s
1971 Liberation War.