Chattogram BNP leader Shahdat among 75 sued

  |  Thursday, January 6th, 2022 |  5:30 pm

Police have filed a case against 75 BNP leaders and activists, including Chattogram city unit convener Shahdat Hossain, for obstructing police from performing their duties.

The case was filed with Kotwali Police Station on Wednesday night, OC Nizam Uddin confirmed the matter on Thursday morning.

Several hundred unnamed people have also been made accused in the case.

On Wednesday, BNP men clashed with police at Jamalkhan Press Club in Chattogram city as police allegedly obstructed them during their bid to form a human chain.

They gathered there to form a human chain to register the party’s protest against the ‘unilateral’ election of January 5, 2014.

The OC said BNP took permission saying that one hundred people will join the human chain.

However, BNP leaders and activists blocked the road while delivering speeches and their programme disrupted traffic.

Later, police requested them to leave the road but they locked into an argument with police and threw brickbats towards them, forcing police to charge baton, he added.

Meanwhile, 49 leader and activists of BNP were detained from the scene and they were shown arrested in the case.