A supporter of Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan Manik, independent candidate of Kanchi symbol in Noakhali-2 (Senbagh-Sonaimuri partial) seat, has been accused of arson in his office. This incident happened yesterday Thursday night around 11:30 pm.
Independent candidate Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan Manik said that there was an arson incident in the office of his supporter Faiz Ullah Mr. Member in Bijbagh Union No. 8 of Senbagh Upazila. At this time several rounds were fired. However, there was no casualty as no one was in the office at that time. Bullet shells were recovered from the spot. He alleged that the boat candidate Morshed Alam’s people had caused this incident.
In this regard, Noakhali District Superintendent of Police Mohammad Asaduzzaman said that the police visited the scene after receiving the information. The entire incident will be investigated and legal action will be taken.
Earlier on Wednesday, a campaign office of Morshed Alam was set on fire in Chandpur Khalifatola area of Kadra Union of the upazila. A part of the office was burnt.
Since last few days there has been tension between the supporters of Noakhali-2 Constituency boat candidate Morshed Alam and independent candidate Ataur Rahman of Bhuiyan. The two candidates are accusing each other of assault, vandalism and arson at press conferences. In these incidents, one party filed a case against the other party in the police station.