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CEC directs DMP to investigate attack on Hero Alom

During his visit to a polling centre, some unidentified people approached Dhaka-17 constituency MP candidate Ashraful Hossen Alom and obstructed him from entering

Update : 18 Jul 2023, 05:06 PM

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal directed the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner to conduct an on-the-ground investigation into the beating of independent candidate Ashraful Hossen Alom, popularly known as Hero Alom, in Dhaka's Banani area.

The Chief Election Commissioner gave this instruction to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner over the phone on Tuesday, according to a press release.


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He instructed the DMP commissioner to inform the Election Commission by taking strict legal action against those responsible.

During his visit to the Banani Bidyaniketan School and College polling centre at 3:20pm on Monday, some unidentified people approached Dhaka-17 constituency MP candidate, Ashraful Hossen Alom, popularly known as Hero Alom, and obstructed him from entering the centre.

Subsequently, they proceeded to physically attack him, chasing and hitting him despite the presence of law enforcement personnel who intervened to protect him.

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