A fierce clash broke out between police and BNP leader activists in front of party’s Nayapaltan Central office here on Wednesday, leaving an unspecified number of people injured.
Witness said BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas along with his several hundred supporters marched towards there party office around 12:40pm and started staging a showdown their halting traffic on the road.
Police tried to remove the BNP men from a portion of the road so that vehicles can pass through but failed to do so.
At one stage, the locked into an altercation with the BNP leaders and activists charging batons to maintain the law of orders.
BNP leaders and activists also started hurling brickbats at the cops, triggering a fierce clash between two sides.
A chase-and- counter-chase was going on there till filing of the reporter around 1:25pm. Police also lobbed teargas to disperse the BNP activists.
At least two police vans were torched and some other vehicles vandalized in the Nayapaltal area.Huge police took position in front of Bijoynagar Nightingale crossing.
A police official wising anonymity said they may go on further action anytime soon. He also claimed that some copes were injured in the attack.
BNP leaders and activists also took position again in front of their office while party senior leaders were asking them to exercise restraint and not to respond to any provocation.
BNP assistant office secretary Taipul Islam Tipu told that the clash broke out around 12:50pm as the police were trying to obstruct their leaders and activists from gathering in front of their office.
Traffic in the areas came to a complete halt following the clash.
Like 6the past two days thousand of BNP leaders and activists gathered in front of their office morning while many others started joining them in small processions until the clash began as the party continued the sale its nomination forms for the third consecutive days today among those who want to contests the 11th parliamentary election with its tickets.
Carrying posters banners, festoons, placards and portraits of party chairperson Khaleda Zia, acting chairman Tarique Rahman and nomination aspirants, the party activists were celebrating the nomination sale.
On the Monday morning, the party formally started the sale nomination with the purchase of three nomination papers for its jailed for its chairperson Khalwda Zia. BNP sold its nomination paper near about 10 crore taka till Monday.
The sale of nomination papers are supposed to continue until November 16.