Paltan police have filed a case against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for protesting and clashing in the Motijheel area in protest of his visit to Bangladesh. It lists 51 people in the list of accused, but does not include former Daksu VP Nurul Haque Nur.
Paltan police sub-inspector (SI) Mintu Kumar filed the case in the incident on Thursday, police sources said. Many unidentified persons have been accused in the case, including the names of 51 people. Police say 32 people have been arrested so far in the incident. The statement said that the other 19 accused in the case and many other unidentified accused fled through the alley during the clash.
Leaders and activists of former Dhaka University VP Nurul Haque Nur’s party Youth Rights Council blocked the road in Motijheel area of the capital at noon yesterday. The protesters with the police and counter-chase took place.
A total of 33 people were arrested from the spot. Rafiqul Islam, known as ‘Shishu Bakta’, was released in the afternoon.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Motijheel Division Deputy Commissioner (DC) Syed Nurul Islam told Prothom Alo after the clash yesterday, ‘The protest, led by Noor, was an attack on the police. We are looking for Nur. ”
However, the statement of the case mentioned the protest led by Nur but Nur’s name was not seen in the list of accused. No police comment was available on the matter.
The statement said, the joint convener of the Bangladesh Students and Youth Rights Council at 11:30 pm. Led by Nurul Haque (Nuru), many unidentified persons including the arrested and fugitive accused suddenly took out a protest procession from the alley of Kasturi Hotel under Paltan Model Police Station and stood on the west side of Shapla Chattar around 12:15 pm. At this time, the occupants illegally rallied the people and started chanting various anti-government provocative and insulting slogans with domestic weapons and blocking the roads causing suffering to the people. At one point, when they were asked not to obstruct the road, they took on a deadly role, throwing brickbats and setting fire to the streets, rioting and attacking the police with the intention of killing them.