ASP, OC among 8 cops hurt in Khagrachhari attack
14 March 2015, Nirapad News: At least eight policemen were injured in an attack by a gang of miscreants during a raid in Khagrachhari Sadar Upazila on Friday night. The attackers also vandalized the vehicle of Khagrachhari Sadar Police Station’s officer-in-charge (OC).
The injured are Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sarowar Alam, OC Mijanur Rahman, Assistant Sub-Inspectors Tarun Chakma and Mohammad Belal Hossain, police constables Abul Kalam, Najir Hossain, Rana Pratap and Mohammad Arif.ASP Alam received injuries to his head while the rest were hit by barrage of brickbats, hurled by the miscreants, on legs and other parts of their bodies.
Police and locals said a police team conducted a raid at the Government Primary School premises at Komolchhari on Friday night after getting information that some miscreants had gathered on the school playgrounds to collect illegal toll and arrange gambling on the occasion of the school’s centenary celebration. When police reached the spot around 11:00pm, the miscreants threw brickchips at them and damaged the OC’s vehicle.
At one stage, the criminals, equipped with sticks and sharp weapons, swooped on the police team, leaving eight cops, including ASP Sarwar Alam and OC Mizanur Rahman, injured. When contacted, Police Super Sheikh M Mizanur Rahman said a case was filed in regards with the incident. However, no arrest was made as of Saturday morning.