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Gazipur ready for city polls

  • Published at 04:25 pm June 25th, 2018
  • Last updated at 12:10 am June 26th, 2018
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Gazipur deputy commissioner says 15,000 members of law enforcement will be deployed during the election. Raihanul Islam Akand/Dhaka Tribune

The law enforcers say they are ready to tackle any untoward incident

Election officials and law enforcement officers say they are ready to organize a free, fair and neutral election on Tuesday.

Awami League candidate Jahangir Alom said the voters will be able to exercise their franchise amid a joyous atmosphere. “I believe the people will vote for us for development,” he said.

Meanwhile, the BNP candidate Hasan Uddin Sarkar has expressed doubts over an impartial election. 

“Members of law enforcement have been knocking at the doors of our activists regularly over the last few days,” he said. “I fear the [Awami League] government will try to rig the votes with the help of its activists and law enforcement officials.”

Returning Officer Rakib Uddin Mondol said all preparations to organize an impartial election had been taken.

Election equipment were sent to various polling stations from Monday noon.

RAB 1 commanding officer Lt Col Sarwar-Bin-Kashem said they had divided Gazipur City election in two sectors – one being the Gazipur sector and the other, Tongi.

Gazipur Superintendent of Police Harun-ur-Rashid said: "We have not observed any irregularities. Law enforcers are actively trying to create a suitable voting environment. They will be there to tackle any sort of unwanted activities."

Gazipur Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Humayun Kabir said 15,000 members of law enforcement will be deployed to ensure law and order. Apart from them, 62 executive magistrates will be on the field.

The first Gazipur City Corporation election took place in 2013. This time, there are 11,37,737 voters – 5,79,935 male and 5,67,801 female.