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Bangladesh
2,400 Jamaat, Shibir men sued in Bogra
2013-02-02
[Bangla Daily Star] Police filed two cases accusing 2,400 Jamaat-Shibir men in connection with Thursday's festivities between the law enforcers and activists during hartal
... a peculiarly Bangla combination of a general strike and a riot, used by both major political groups in lieu of actual governance ...
hours in Bogra.

The cases were filed with Bogra Sadar Police Station on Thursday night for assaulting police, said Riaz Ahmed, inspector (investigation), yesterday.

One of the cases were filed accusing 1,400 activists, mentioning names of 25, in connection with the clash at the town's Shatmatha, said SI Monjurul Islam Monju.

The other case was filed against 1,000 activists, mentioning names of 37, in connection with the clash at Jamil Nagar, he said.

Police had locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
25 Jamaat-Shibir men till 12:00noon yesterday while seven injured activists were undergoing treatment at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital under police guard.

At least three people were killed in Bogra during Thursday's festivities between Jamaat-Shibir men and law enforcers.

Jamaat claimed the victims, Abu Ruhani, 22, Mizanur Rahman, 30, and Abdullah, 21, were its activists.

The party and its student body Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
on Thursday called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district today protesting the killings.

Hospital sources said 15 people, critically injured in the festivities, were brought there. Of them, eight were released after primary treatment till 10:00am yesterday.

Mizanur Rahman, town publicity secretary of Shibir, told The Daily Star the dead had been sent to their families for burial.
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