Update March 11, 2015

Dhaka 4-44 am, 26-May, 2020

Gunfight over tender submission at Bidyut Bhaban

Sumel Sarker



11 March 2015, Nirapad News: Rival groups opened fire and blasted several crude bombs over submission of tender documents at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital’s Shahbagh yesterday. A youth was hurt in the clash.

Police said the incident took place at around 11:30 am, which was the last day for dropping tender for the extension work of the Tejgaon power sub-station and the Madartek sub-station costing Tk 42 lakhs and Tk 31 lakhs respectively under the Dhaka Power Distribution Company.

People from Tanvir Group, Talukder Construction and Mahbub Alam Construction submitted their documents. But clashes broke out when some men from Madina Group showed up to drop the tender around 11 am.

Several rounds of bullets were fired at the time. A bullet also hit the car of power division’s Additional Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus parked on the first floor of the building. During the clash two bombs were blasted in front of the vehicle pool at secretariat.

Mamun, 30, was wounded in the head while vandalizing a vehicle on the Bidyut Bhaban premises. He was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for primary treatment and was later taken to police custody.

Saidul Islam, Officer in-Charge of Shahbagh police station said they rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

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