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31 Hefajat men sued over Gazipur clash with police

by Istiak Ahmed Shimul

At least 250 people, including 31 Hefajat leaders and activists, were sued in a case filed over Friday’s clash between police and Hefajat supporters on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur.

Sub-inspector of Bashon Police Station Kamrul Islam filed the case with the police station on Friday night, mentioning names of 31 Hefajat men.

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They were made accused on charges of preventing police from discharging duties and for clash.

At least 21 people were detained from the spot during the clash that left at least 20, including seven policemen, injured.

The clash broke out as Hefajat men tried to block the highway near Chowrasta Jame Masjid area. As police went to clear the blockade, the protesters threw brickbats at them, leading to the clash, said witnesses.

Police later fired tear gas shells in a bid to  disperse the crowd.

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