Agitating auto-rickshaw drivers clashed with police on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Feni leaving at least 15 people injured.
Traffic on one of the busiest highways in Bangladesh was suspended for over an hour.
Local highway police’s Inspector Saleh Ahmed Patthan said that the protestors blocked the highway around 11am. The clash erupted when police intervened.
Police lobbed teargas canisters and fired in the air to bring the situation under control. At least 15 people, including policemen were injured in the clash, said Feni Model Police Station OC Mahbub Morshed.
Additional contingents of police and RAB have been deployed in different parts of the highway in Feni to avoid further untoward incidents, said Feni’s Assistant Superintendent of Police Amirul Alam.