Tabith hurts in attack while electioneering
Published : Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 at 1:10 PM Count : 256
Tabith Awal, the BNP's mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), came under attack while electioneering in city's Gabtoli area on Tuesday that left him and some of his followers injured.
According to the eyewitnesses, a group of people equipped with sticks suddenly attacked Tabith's election campaign in front of Parbat Cinema Hall.
Then, a counter chase occurred between the two groups.
Tabith's supporters alleged that the attackers also threw eggs on their campaign.
Being informed, a police team went to the scene to take the situation under control.
UNB adds: Talking to reporters while carrying out electioneering in the city’s Kalyanpur area, Tabith said the supports of Mujib Sarwar Masum, an Awami League-backed commissioner candidate from ward No 9, equipped with arms, rods and sticks attacked them from behind.
He said the ruling party supporters also threw brick chips and eggs at them.
“They attacked us from behind like cowards. They launched the attack targeting me. This is a very dangerous matter that the attack was made in front of some police officers,” the BNP candidate observed.
He also said that the ruling party men carried out the attack as they have become unnerved seeing the mass wave created in favour of ‘Sheaf of Paddy’, the election symbol of BNP. “We didn’t launch a counter attack as we want to maintain peace.”