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Taimur among 10 hurt in clash with police

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A Correspondent Narayanganj: At least 10 BNP leaders and activists, including its district unit president Taimur Alam Khandaker, were injured in a clash with police on Tuesday morning. Witnesses said local leaders and activists of BNP, led by Advocate Taimur Alam Khandaker, brought out a procession at Khanpur in the city around 7:00 am today as part of the countrywide non-stop blockade, announced by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday. When the procession was passing Chasara area in the city, police chased the BNP men and a clash ensued. The BNP activists started hurling brick chips and crude bombs towards the law enforcers. At one stage, police charged batons and fired shots in the air to bring the situation under control, leaving 10 BNP men including Taimur injured. Officer-in-charge of Sadar Model Police Station Manjur Quader said police arrested five people from the spot in connection with the clash. The situation is under control now, he added.