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Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Baishakh 15, 1422 BS, Rajab 8, 1436 Hijr


11 BNP men held for 'vote-buying'
Published : Tuesday, 28 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 32

Staff Correspondent
Police arrested 11 BNP activists from different areas in the capital on Monday, in separate incidents on charges of their alleged involvement in trying to buy votes in favour of BNP-supported candidates. Police also recovered a total of Tk 3.77 lakh from them.
Paltan Thana police arrested Shantinagar kitchen market Juba Dal Unit President Abu Sufian and a member of Laxmipur district Jamaat member Abu Taleb from Paltan area at about 3:00 pm on Monday.
Morshed Alam, Officer-In-Charge (OC) of Paltan Police station told The Daily Observer Monday that they were arrested on charges of trying to buy votes in favour of BNP-backed mayoral candidate for DSCC Mirza Abbas. Police recovered Tk 27,000 from their possession, the OC added.
A team of Mirpur Thana police arrested BNP activist Sharmin Akhtar along with her 5 associates from Ahmednagar of Pikepara under the police station in the city on charges of trying to buy votes on Tuesday.
Police recovered Tk 3 lakh from Sharmin's possession.
Salahuddin OC of Mirpur Police Station said the six arrested individuals were trying to buy votes in return for money in favour of BNP-backed mayoral candidate for Dhaka North CC Tabith Awal at about 1:40 pm.
Earlier on Monday, Hazaribagh thana police arrested Hazaribagh thana Jubo Dal unit Vice-president Alauddin from Ganaktoli area, Ramna thana police arrested BNP activist Masud from Challish Ghar slum area and Khilkhet thana police arrested another BNP activist Firoz Miah from Maddhyapara area in separate incidents.
Sources at the DMP headquarters said they were arrested on charges of trying to buy votes in favour of BNP-supported councillor candidates in their respective areas. Police also recovered a total of Tk 50,500 from the possession of arrested Jubo Dal leader and BNP activists.
Meanwhile, a mobile court sentenced three women to 3-7 days imprisonment on charges of violating the election code of conduct in the city's Kamrangichar Police Station area on Monday.
Mohsin Alam OC of Kamrangichar Police Station said three women--Setara Begum, Shilpi Begum and Hosne Ara-- were violating the code of conduct in favour of BNP supported Ward-56 councillor candidate Nayeem at Mojiburghat of Borogram under the police station at noon.
Police detained them and recovered leaflets alongside Tk 25,000 from their possession when they were trying to buy votes in exchange for money, the OC said.
Later, a mobile court sentenced Setara Begum to 7 days in jail, and Shilpi Begum and Hosne Ara to 3 days each under Section 6-9 (C) of the Election Rules.












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