A road rally of BNP’s Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) mayoral candidate Dr Shahadat Hossain reportedly came under attack on Wednesday evening at the metropolitan’s Bakolia neighbourhood during campaigning.
The BNP has accused the Jubo League and Chhatra League for the attack and claimed that at least 12 of its activists have been injured.
But Chhatra League and police claim that BNP-affiliated Jubo Dal was behind the attack.
Shahadat’s media cell member secretary Idris Ali said Jubo Dal’s metropolitan unit Organising Secretary Emdadul Haq Badsha led the campaign at Bakolia DC road. A road rally was being held at Bolihat after the campaign when it was attacked.
Some of the injured include Jubo Dal leaders Md Nuruddin, Md Yunus, Md Nayan, Md Ibrahim, Md Rashed, Md Farid, SM Rubel, Md Amir and Md Azad.
Badsha said a group of sticks-wielding attackers led by local Chhatra League leader Enamul Haq Manik and one Imran, the nephew of the area’s Awami League-backed councillor candidate Mohammad Harun.