NOAKHALI: A daylong hartal was observed in Noakhali's Companyganj upazila on Saturday following Friday's clash between two rival groups of local Awami League at Chaprashirhat Bazar that left 50 people injured.
All the shops in Basurhat Pourasava remained close from the morning. No vehicles were seen plying on the street.Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader's younger brother Abdul Quader Mirza, who is also the Basurhat Pourasava mayor, and Companyganj Upazila Awami League organising secretary Mizanur Rahman Badal called the shutdown around 9:30 pm on Friday.
The clash broke out between two rival groups of local Awami League at Chaprashirhat Bazar around 4:45 pm on Friday in front of the Awami League office at Chaprashirhat Purbo Bazar. In order to bring the situation under control, police charged batons, fired blank shots and lobbed teargas shells on the people locked in the clash.
Meanwhile, following the clash, mayor Abdul Quader Mirza appeared on Facebook live and alleged that his party leaders and activists were attacked by Mizanur Rahman Badal group.
He claimed that some 50 leaders and activists of his party were injured in the clash.