Independent candidate of Gazipur-3 Constituency Iqbal Hossain Sabuj has been accused of shooting at the temporary election camp. At this time, two supporters of the independent candidate were injured. There is panic around that area.
The shooting incident took place at Mauna Saling intersection of Sripur upazila on Monday night. On receiving the information, the police and local administration officials visited the spot.
The injured are Sajedul Islam (40), son of Maona Union Awami League vice-president Belal Uddin of Chakpara village, and Nurul Islam (55), son of Ahmad Ali of the same village.
According to the police and eyewitnesses, local leaders, workers and supporters were chatting after Monday evening in an electronics shop named Meem Electronics and Furniture Gallery, a temporary camp of Iqbal Hossain Sabuj. At that time, some miscreants came from Phulbaria on a motorcycle heading towards Mauna and opened fire at the business establishment. Thai glass was broken by the bullet. Two people were injured by the broken glass. They were treated locally.
Soon after the incident, Iqbal Hossain Sabuj, an independent candidate for the truck symbol, visited the spot. At this time he told reporters, ‘The incident was pre-planned. He was supposed to visit the election camp at 8 pm. Miscreants have committed this shooting with the intention of killing him.’
Assistant Superintendent of Police of Kaliakair Circle. Ajmir Hossain said, “After the incident, several teams of police including the OC of Sreepur police station visited the scene. A bullet shell was recovered from the spot. Legal action will be taken after investigating this matter.’