Leaders and activists of BNP 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.
Meanwhile, 44 leader and activists of BNP were arrested in this connection.
Mohammad Nezam Uddin, Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station, 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.
The OC also four policemen were injured in the clash.
Source: United News of Bangladesh