Cops attacked in Jessore, 1 killed

For the second time in as many days one person has been killed in clashes that began after local mosque broadcast calls for attack when police went to nab an accused.

Published : 22 March 2013, 01:57 AM
Updated : 22 March 2013, 01:57 AM

At least 23 people, including policemen, were injured in the clashes in Jessore’s Manirampur in the wee hours of Friday.

Police came under attacks after similar call from a mosque in Jhenaidah. One person was killed during the attack on Thursday.

Police went to nab Jamaat-e-Islami upazila chief Fazlur Rahman in Joypur of Dhakuria Union at around 5:45am on Friday, district Assistant Police Superintendent Syed Mostafa said.

BNP and Jamaat men pounced on the police after a local mosque had broadcast calls that there were ‘robbers in the village’, he said.

“They (attackers) vandalised a police vehicle and beat up the law enforcers. Up to 12 policemen were injured.

Later shotgun rounds and teargas shells were lobbed to bring the situation under control.”
One Anisur Rahman died during the clashes, he said.

Jamaat claims Rahman, son of Ibrahin Hossain of the village to be one of their own.

Eleven of the injured were admitted to a Jessore hospital.

Police said they nabbed Mizan, Akkas, Mosharraf and Mantu from scene. Additional police forces were deployed in Joypur village.