BCL men torch JCD banner after police halt procession
Mohammed Serajul Islam, Sylhet

  • The ruling Awami League’s students’ wing Bangladesh Chhatra League of MC College unit allegedly set fire to the banner carried by Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, youth front of the BNP, during a procession on the campus yesterday 
    Photo- DHAKA TRIBUNE

Police yesterday reportedly foiled a procession of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) of Murari Chand College, popularly known as MC College, unit which it brought out to welcome its newly formed committee.

Moreover, the ruling Awami League’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of the college unit allegedly set fire to the banner the JCD procession was carrying. 

Police started to baton charge on over a hundred JCD leaders and activists when they were heading towards MC College with the welcome procession brought out from the Sylhet Government College premises, said Badrul Azad, convener of the committee.  

Some fellow leaders and activists were injured in the incident, but none of them were in a critical condition, he claimed describing that it started around 12pm on Sylhet-Tamabil Highway.

At one stage, police snatched away a banner used in the procession, he further said, adding, BCL leaders and activists later joined the lawmen, setting the banner afire.

Contacted, Shahporan police station Officer-in-Charge Shahjalal Munsi said police just obstructed the JCD procession since the student organisation did not take any prior permission in this regard.

He, however, admitted the matter of the banner being torched.

It is reported that the JCD’s MC

College unit formed its new committee on January 5. 

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