Dhaka, Dec 18 (UNB) – BNP candidate for Dhaka-9 constituency Afroza Abbas and her supporters came under attack allegedly by Awami League men while conducting electioneering in the city’s Khilgaon area on Tuesday morning, leaving an unspecific number of people injured.
At a press conference at her Shahjahanpur residence in the evening, Afroza Abbas alleged that leaders and activists of Awami League and its front organisations swooped on them while they were carrying out campaign at Nawabi intersection in front of Shantipur School around 11am.
She also claimed that the attack left over 80 of her supporters injured while police arrested two others -- Jalal Uddin Zaman, organising secretary of Khilgaon thana unit BNP, and Abul Hasnat Anu, president of Khilgaon thana unit Jubo Dal -–from the spot.
The injured were taken to different hospitals.
The BNP candidate also alleged that although her followers were being attacked, police filed cases against them instead of taking action against the attackers.
On December 12, the campaign convoy of BNP’s Dhaka-9 seat candidate Afroza Abbas reportedly came under attack twice at Kamalapur and Madartek in the city by ruling party followers, leaving five people injured.