BCL men beat up four cops

Activists of Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL), Bandarban unit beat up four plainclothes policemen following an argument over a trifling matter on Friday night.

The victims were identified as Hasan Al Mamun, 20, Nazmul Habib, 21, Hasan Md Shahariar, 20, and Sakawat Hossain, 20.

All were on-duty police constables.

One of the victims, Sakawat, said, “We just asked a reckless motorcyclist to drive slowly but 15-20 minutes later, at least 30-35 young men came and started beating us with sticks when we were on duty in Bandarban Rajar Math area on Friday around 8:00pm”.

Sanjit Kumar Roy, superintendent of Bandarban police, said they arrested Ariful Haque and Saifuddin Munna in this connection.

A case was also filed in this regard and police were conducting drives to arrest the others involved in the attack.

Md Ismile, vice president of BCL Bandarban unit, said “We heard the attackers are BCL supporters. It was an unexpected incident as they didn’t know they were policemen”.

Secretary of Bandarban district unit AL, Md Islam Baby, said “We will not spare those who attacked policemen”.

The victims were being treated at Bandarban Sadar Hospital.