B`deshi protesters clash with police outside Indian HC

Nearly a dozen people were injured when scores of protesters, including women on Sunday tried to gate crash into the Indian High Commission here demanding scrapping of the cross-border Tipaimukh Dam project, police said.

Dhaka, July 05: Nearly a dozen people were injured
when scores of protesters, including women on Sunday tried to gate
crash into the Indian High Commission here demanding scrapping
of the cross-border Tipaimukh Dam project, police said.

Cases were filed against 30 people including their two
arrested leaders for "attempts to intrude the (Indian) High
Commission using force and preventing policemen from
discharging their duties," police added. The clash also left
three policemen injured.

Nearly 35 protesters belonging to a left-leaning group
`Lamp Post` tried to enter into the High Commission complex at
posh Gulshan area, chanting slogans and demanding withdrawal
of Indian envoy Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty`s. They also
protested against alleged "killings of Bangladeshis` in
frontier villages by the BSF."

Extra policemen were immediately rushed to the scene
as the protesters clashed with the security men, police
sub-inspector Rafiqul Islam said to a news agency.

He said the protesters fled the scene while two of
their leaders Ashish Koraia and Golam Mohammad Prince were
arrested.

Indian High Commission officials declined to
comment on the incident but a diplomat preferring anonymity
said, "We heard that some people were injured outside our
office."

Bureau Report

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