Later, the BNP activists finally held a protest rally at Rathkhola ground. BNP’s Kishoreganj unit president Shariful Alam, general secretary Majharul Islam, joint secretary Khaled Saifullah, among others, addressed the rally.

“Without any provocation, police utilised force on BNP activists,” Shariful alleged.

According to Shariful, at least 30 BNP activists including Tarequzzaman, Alamgir Hossain, Md Emdad and Maruf Miah got injured during the clash.

“Most of them sustained bullet injuries,” Shariful said.

Kishoreganj sadar police station’s officer in-charge Abu Bakar Siddique said BNP activists tried to stage a demonstration without a prior permission from the administration. “Moreover, there was a pandemic-time restriction over political gathering. Police tried to restrict public gathering on the busy roads. We are trying to arrest the BNP activists responsible for the incident,” Bakar said.

Earlier, police filed a case against 2,500 people allegedly for damaging Awami League office in Kishoreganj and obstructing police from discharging their duties during Sunday's general strike called by Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh.

So far, police arrested seven people regarding the case.

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