Man with firearm in Ctg clash identified as BCL activist by police

  • January 7, 2024

Police say that the man seen with a gun during a conflict near a voting centre in Chittagong’s Khulshi area today, has been identified as Shamim Azad, an activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League.

Shamim Azad is a follower of Chittagong City Corporation councillor Wasim Uddin, who is also city Jubo League’s vice president. When The Daily Star reporter called Wasim over the phone, he said he is familiar with Shamim. “But I don’t know what he was doing at that exact time. I was not present there. I don’t know anything,” he said and disconnected the phone.

2 people were shot as two groups clashed near a voting centre in Chittagong’s Khulshi area this morning. Khulshi Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sheikh Mohammad Neyamat Ullah told The Daily Star that the 2 people suffered bullet wounds during a fight between two groups about 800 metres away from the voting centre at Pahartali College.