Staff Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said that legal action must be taken against those who will be identified through video footage of the clashes between students and traders, employees at New Market in the capital. Besides, the case will proceed at its own pace.
He said this while responding to a query from reporters after distributing Eid clothes at Tejgaon Government Science College in the capital yesterday afternoon.
The Home Minister said, “As you know, two murders or an accident, whatever you say, two incidents took place there – which happened unexpectedly. Death is not desirable for anyone, no matter who he is.”
“We have seen the onset of events centering on a trivial matter. There has been a massive conflict since its inception. Here students, businessmen, and small shopkeepers were involved in this clash.
Among others, journalists were also injured. As you can see, our police took immediate action. There have been enough casualties in the clashes.”
Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said there were two murder cases, an assault case and a case of vandalism in the New Market incident. An “ambulance had been vandalized” and a case has been registered for this. The case will proceed at the speed of the case. Those who will be identified by video footage, action must be taken against them.
Noted that traders and employees of New Market clashed with students of Dhaka College around 12 pm on Monday (April 18). The clash lasted for about two and a half hours. Although the situation came under control at night, the clashes started again after 10 am on Tuesday – which lasts until evening.
More than half a hundred people from both sides were injured in the incident and are being treated at the hospital. Some of them are in critical condition. Besides, two people died in the incident while undergoing treatment. One of them is a deliveryman and the other is a shop employee.
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