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Supporters of two councilor candidates in Tarab municipality election clashed in Rupganj of Narayanganj. At least 65 people were injured on both sides. They have been admitted to the hospital.
The incident took place in Noapara area of Ward 8 of Tarab Municipality at 4:30 pm on Wednesday (January 12). Additional police have been deployed in the area to control the situation.
According to eyewitnesses and local sources, an exchange meeting of the administration with the candidates was held at the upazila auditorium on Tuesday afternoon to make the Tarab municipality election fair and fair on January 18. Election Commissioner Begum Kabita Khanam, Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner Mostakin Billah and District Superintendent of Police Zaidul Alam were present at the meeting. At the meeting, Rahul Amin Faraji, a candidate from Ward 7, made a verbal complaint against his rival candidate. At the end of the meeting, around 4:30 pm, the supporters of Rahul Amin Faraji came out with an ostrich marker procession in the area. On the other hand, the supporters of another councilor candidate Anwar Hossain came out with a pomegranate marker procession. When the supporters of the two candidates came face to face, the supporters of the two candidates got into a fight. At one stage, chases, counter-chases, brickbats and clashes broke out between the two sides. The clash turned into a bloody clash.
In this incident, councilor candidate Rahul Amin Faraji said, Anwar Hossain attacked my supporters with foreign terrorists completely unjustly. They vandalized five private cars, six motorcycles, two pickups inside the textile mill of my father-in-law and uncle-in-law. A pickup caught fire.
On the other hand, councilor candidate Anwar Hossain denied the allegations against him and said that the supporters of the candidate were campaigning by playing sound boxes. Which violated the election code of conduct. Ruhul’s supporters attacked my people in protest.
Narayanganj District Returning Officer Matiar Rahman, Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Afifa Khan, Narayanganj Assistant Superintendent of Police (C-Circle) Mahin Faraji, Upazila Election Officer Mahabubur Rahman and Rupganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mahmudul Hasan visited the spot at around 8:30 pm. .
Matiar, returning officer of Narayanganj district, said both the candidates were being questioned in the incident. After proper investigation, action will be taken against the culprits. Additional police have been deployed in the area.
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