Case filed against AL MP for assaulting Banshkhali election officer

Case filed against AL MP for assaulting Banshkhali election officer


Chittagong -A case was filed against Awami League MP Mustafizur Rahman for allegedly assaulting Banshkhali Upazila Election Officer Zahid Hossain.
Officer-in-charge of Banshkhali police station Md Alamgir Hossain filed the case mentioning names of three people, including the MP, and some 6/7 unnamed people.

Additional police super Habibur Rahman daid as per the directive of the Election Commission Secretariat the MP and two other people were made accused in the case.
The case was recorded under sections 353 and 332 of the Penal Code against Mustafizur for beating up a government officer, said assistant police super of Satkania circle Kamrul Islam.
However, a tense situation has been prevailing in the upazila over filing the case. Additional police have been deployed apprehending trouble.
Mustafizur Rahman, MP from Chittagong-16 constituency, and his aides allegedly attacked Zahid at the UNO office on Wednesday over the appointment of presiding officer and polling officers for the election.
Chittagong regional election officer M Abdul Baten said Mustafizur Rahman beat the upazila election officer after he refused to appoint the MP’s followers as presiding officer and polling officers.
The Election Commission on Wednesday postponed election to 14 Union Parishads of Banshkhali after local Awami League MP Mustafizur Rahman Chowdhury assaulted the election officer.
The 14 UPs were scheduled to go to polls on Saturday in the sixth phase of the elections in Union Parishad, the lowest tier of local body. -UNB


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