Independent candidate of the truck symbol in the east of Netrakona. There have been allegations of vandalism, explosion of hand grenades and attacks on 4 election campaign centers of Mazharul Islam Sohel Fakir. These campaign centers were attacked from Tuesday evening to 8 pm. 8 supporters of the independent candidate were injured.
The injured are Rakib Mia, Tushar, Suman, Mofazzal Mia, Shakil Mia, Roman Mia, Nazrul Islam, Borhan Uddin, Golam Mustafa. Their homes are in different villages of the upazila. Age between 25 to 40 years. The injured are being treated at various clinics including Purbadhala Upazila Health Complex.
Apart from the upazila, the vandalized campaign centers are located in Butika, Echulia, Shimulkandi and Bhaberbazar areas.
In this incident, Russell Mia, the worker of independent candidate Sohel Fakir, filed a case at the police station blaming the boat candidate and his workers-supporters for the attack in the night. In the case, General Secretary of Upazila Chhatra League made Shahadat Hossain as the main accused and named 25 unknown persons along with the names of 19 persons.
Independent candidate Md. Mazharul Islam Sohail Fakir said, “Boat workers attacked and vandalized four campaign centers one after the other from evening.” The chairs in the campaign center were vandalized. Injured 9 workers. 4 motorcycles vandalized. In this way, the boat candidate is ruining the election environment by vandalizing my campaign center and attacking the workers. I am demanding a fair environment from the Election Commission. I demand justice for the incident.’
In this regard, District Police spokesperson and Additional Superintendent of Police Lutfur Rahman said, ‘Last night, a truck attacked and vandalized the campaign office of an independent candidate of Pratik. The attackers detonated grenades. Some were injured in the attack. In this incident, a case has been registered in the police station against 44 workers of the boat. The situation in the area is currently under control. Law enforcement forces operate with zero tolerance to maintain peace. Senior police officers are supervising the entire matter including the site visit.
This spokesman of the district police said that the police is conducting an operation to catch the accused.