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Mirza Fakhrul’s Thakurgaon election office vandalized

  • Published at 12:00 pm December 28th, 2018
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The campaign office of Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP candidate for Thakurgaon 1 constituency, can be seen vandalized, reportedly by ruling party men on Friday, December 28 Dhaka Tribune

Reportedly, three of their party members were injured in the incident

During the last hours of electioneering for the 11th general election, the campaign office of Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP candidate for Thakurgaon 1 constituency, has been vandalized—reportedly by activists of the ruling party.

The incident took place at Fakhrul’s election camp, located in the Ward 10 of the municipality, in the early hours of Friday, said BNP sources. 

Reportedly, three of their party members were injured in the incident. 

According to local BNP sources, some Awami League activists, riding motorbikes, abruptly launched an attack on the office. They vandalized chairs and tables while ripping apart posters, and other campaign materials, including sheaf of paddy hanging on the walls.

Later, district BNP President Taimur Rahman came to the site and alleged that Awami League-backed terrorists have vandalized about 20 BNP election offices in the constituency, so far. He continued that 32 party activists have been arrested in fictitious cases in the last 24 hours. 

Thakurgaon sadar police station Officer-in-Charge Asikur Rahman said, on information, police were sent to the scene.

“We also heard that the vandalism took place following a factional clash among BNP men. However, police will take action if BNP files a formal complaint,” he added.