During the mass meeting of independent candidate Shafiqul Islam Shafiq in Singra of Natore, there were allegations of attack by activists and supporters of Boat candidate State Minister Junaid Ahmed Palak. 8 people were injured in this incident. At this time, some motorcycles were also vandalized. The attack took place in Santpukuria market of the upazila on Wednesday evening.
The injured are Jewel Hossain, Farooq Hossain, Sohan Ali, Roni Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Salam Khan, Farid Ali and Salam Ali. The injured have been admitted to Upazila Health Complex.
Independent candidate Shafiqul Islam Shafiq said that his workers-supporters were conducting mass communication in Santpukuria market of the upazila, asking for votes in the eagle symbol. At that time, the workers-supporters of State Minister Junaid Ahmed Palak led by Chairman of Italian Union Parishad Ariful Islam Arif blocked them and forbade them to campaign. When they were prevented from returning, the supporters of the boat ambushed them from behind. Later, the locals rescued the injured and admitted them to the upazila hospital complex.
Boat candidate Junaid Ahmed called Palak to inquire about this, but he did not receive it.
Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Singra police station, said that he heard such an incident. He will look into the matter. However, no one has filed a complaint with the police yet.