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Jamaat-Shibir men go berserk in Dhaka
Publication Date : 13-02-2013
Jamaat-Shibir activists have been continuing hit-and-run clashes with law enforcers in different parts of Dhaka since Wednesday morning.
The men also set fire to a bus near the residential area of Rajarbagh.
Law enforcers rounded up around 150 activists of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir from Motijheel, Paltan and Dainik Bangla intersection, said Anwar Hossain, deputy commissioner of the Motijheel division.
The clash erupted around 8am when the Jamaat-Shibir activists brought out a procession in Dhaka's commercial Motijheel area to protest the ongoing demonstrations at Shahbagh demanding capital punishment for all war criminals - what the Jamaat-Shibir termed a 'government-sponsored rally'.
As police tried to resist them, the men started to clash with police, said Rafiqul Hasan, a sub-inspector of Motijheel Police Station.
Police also fired several rounds of rubber bullets and teargas canisters to disperse the Jamaat-Shibir men, said the SI who.
Around 70 party men were detained on the spot, he added.
Clashes were also reported from Paltan, Dainik Bangla intersection, near Baitul Mukarram and Rajuk Bhaban areas.
The duty officer at Paltan Police Station said they have picked up nearly 80 Jamaat-Shibir men.