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Capital Fast Food staff arrested for causing new market dispute: DMP

Md Kawsar and Md Babu Hossain arrested in connection with new market clashes

TBS Report

May 10, 2022, 6:30 PM

Last modification: May 10, 2022, 6:41 PM

Photo: Lion of Asadulla/ TBS


Photo: Lion of Asadulla/ TBS

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested two Capital Fast Food employees who allegedly initiated the clash between Dhaka College students and New Market traders last month.

The detective branch of the DMP Ramna Division made the arrest after a raid in Hazaribagh, in the capital, on Tuesday May 10.

“The arrestees, Md Kawsar and Md Babu Hossain, were brought in after the raid,” Ramna Division Deputy Commissioner (DC), HM Azimul Haque, confirmed to The Business Standard.

“On the night of April 18, a fight broke out between Bappi, an employee of Welcome Fast Food in New Market, and Kawsar and Babu – employees of Capital Fast Food,” the DC said.

“Bappi called some students from Dhaka College which eventually resulted in a clash between students and staff,” he alleged.

He said that after about two and a half hours the situation was under control, but the next morning clashes broke out again where two people – Nahid Hassan and Md Mursalin – lost their lives.

On the night of April 18, deadly clashes erupted between Dhaka College students and New Market traders, which spilled over into the next day, leaving Nahid and trader Morsalin dead and at least 50 injured.

Five cases, including two murder cases, have been filed so far. Police arrested local BNP leader Makbul Hossain in one of the cases.

Mursalin, the 24-year-old store staff, was injured on April 19, the second day of clashes between students and shopkeepers.

Nahid Hassan – a delivery man for a courier company in the Bata Signal area on Elephant Road – died later in the day after being seriously injured in a violent clash between traders from New Market and students from the Dhaka College.