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AC Land hurt in clash with villagers

11 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

SUNAMGANJ: At least 20 people including Assistant Commissioner (Land) of Sunamganj Sadar Arif Adnan and some members of law enforcement agencies were injured in a clash with villagers in Adarbazar area of Sadar upazila on Thursday.

Police said district administration started the construction of some news houses on a land as part of a government project on the occasion of ‘Mujib Year’, reports UNB.

At one stage, a group of villagers attacked AC Land Arif Adnan and members of police and Ansar with weapons, leaving them injured.

Later, Arif told UNB that some villagers have been opposing construction of houses for a long time even though the land belonged to the government.

He said everyone involved in the attack would be brought under justice.

Five people have been arrested over the incident so far.

“Police fired blank shots to disperse the villagers. The situation is currently under control. Additional police have been deployed,” added the AC Land.