2 more held over New Market clashes


Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested two employees of a shop in Hazaribagh area in the city on Tuesday in connection with the clashes between students of Dhaka College and traders and hawkers of New Market.

The arrestees were Md. Kawsar and Md. Babu Hossain.

Based on secret information, Dhanmondi zonal team of the DB (Ramna Division) carried out drives in Hazaribagh area and arrested them.

Md. Fazle Elahi, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of DB (Ramna Division), said Bappi, an employee of Welcome Fast Food, locked into an altercation with Kawser and Babu, two employees of Capital Fast Food, over keeping a table for iftar items on April 18.

At one stage, Bappi called some students of Dhaka College and beat employees of Capital fast food, resulting in violent clashes between Dhaka College students and New Market shopkeepers, the ADC said.

Earlier, nine people were arrested in connection with the clashes.

Source: United News of Bangladesh