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BCL men attack police after stalker detained

Edit Date:11/5/2010 12:00:00 AM



Staff Correspondent . Chittagong


A sub-inspector was injured when a police patrol came under attack allegedly from activists of Chhatra League while detaining a youth on charge of stalking in Baizid area of the city on Wednesday night.
   The injured police officer, Zahir Hossain, of Baizid police station, was admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
   The police and local sources said a group of stalkers used to harass female garment workers on their way home from work near a graveyard at Kunjachhaya area every night.
   Abdus Sabur, officer-in-charge of Baizid police station, said on information a police patrol went to the area at around 10:30pm and found three youths standing there and caught one of them as the rest two fled the spot.
   As the police were taking the youth, identified as Babul, to the police station for interrogation, they received a phone call from BCL city unit office secretary Arshadul Haque Bachchu with a request to release him immediately, the OC said.
   ‘As I refused to release the youth, 40 to 50 youths intercepted the patrol and started hurling stones at the police,’ he said adding that a
   piece of stone struck the head of Zahir during the incident leaving him critically injured.
   The youths dispersed after police reinforcements arrived at the spot, he said.
   A case was filed accusing 18 identified persons, including BCL activists Bachchu, Azad, Shahin, Mamun and Salim, and 40 unidentified people with Baizid police station in this connection.
   The BCL city unit president, MR Azim, however, told New Age that it was not actually an incident of stalking. He said that the police patrol had locked in an altercation with the local youths over a ‘trifling matter’.
   Some Chhatra League leaders and activists went there to resolve the matter, he said.

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