Cases filed, 5 held over Gaibandha municipality polls violence
Publish- January 17, 2021, 07:03 PM
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Two separate cases were filed and five people arrested early Sunday over vandalizing vehicles of law enforcers and arson attack during municipality polls in Gaibandha.
A total of 41 people including independent Mayoral candidate Anowar-ul- Sarowar, and 150 more unnamed people were made accused in the cases, said Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Police Station Md Mahfuzar Rahman.
Sub-Inspector Moslem of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) battalion-13 and Sub-Inspector Mottadir Rahman of Sadar Police Station filed the cases and five people were arrested after conducting drives early Sunday, he said.
“We are operating drives to arrest the other accused in the cases,” the OC said adding that extra police force have been deployed in the municipality area to fend-off further trouble.
The election officials had tried to move the voting equipment and ballot boxes to the district Election Commission office before counting the votes, locals alleged.
Meanwhile, police said local people attacked the polling officials and police as they were taking the voting equipment and ballot papers to the district Election Commission office after counting the votes.