Masood Sumon :: Former Upazila Chairman of Basurhat Municipality Mizanur Rahman Badal Group and Mayor Abdul Quader Mirza Group clashed in Noakhali’s Kompaniganj yesterday. Eight people, including a journalist from both groups, were shot dead.
Abdul Quader Mirza called a morning and evening hartal in Kompaniganj today (Saturday, February 20) to protest the attacks and shootings on leaders and activists.
Following this, the people of Mirza group chanted provocative slogans in front of the Awami League office at 6 am and the police, BGB and RAB dispersed them by randomly charging them with sticks.
Many leaders and workers were injured. Currently, the situation is tense in Basu market. RAB, police, BGB police patrol continues.
Disputes between the two factions of the A’League became apparent when Quader Mirza, younger brother of Road Transport Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, dissolved the Kompaniganj Upazila A’League committee on Thursday (February 18th). Former Upazila Chairman Mirzanur Rahman Badal called for a rally and demonstration procession on Friday afternoon at Chaprashirhat Bazar of Charfakira Union in protest of the lies against Bridge Minister Obaidul Quader. Later, when Badal’s followers went to march in Chaprashirhat Bazaar, there was a chase between the supporters of Quader Mirza. When Quader Mirza arrived at the scene after receiving the news of the clash, there was a huge tension between the two groups and they got involved in a bloody clash.
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