Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Muharram Ali, who allegedly charged baton on the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) during an infighting in Barguna, has been withdrawn from his duties.
ASP Muharram Ali was attached to Barishal Range DIG office, said Barishal range Deputy Inspector General (DIG) SM Aktaruzzaman on Tuesday.
“This decision has been taken for fair investigation,” he added.
The DIG said the allegation against police in the incident will be investigated.
On Monday, at least 20 people were injured in the infighting between two factions of the BCL Barguna unit during a National Mourning Day discussion.
The groups got into a scuffle following a heated argument during the discussion.
At one stage, they started hurling brick chips at each other and vandalised a police vehicle, SM Tariqul Islam, additional superintendent of Barguna police, said. "Later police had to use batons to bring the situation under control."
"Two BCL activists were arrested from the spot, and several of them suffered injuries," Tariqul added.