• Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
  • Last Update : 04:03 am

CEC: Rangamati attack the result of regional problem

  • Published at 08:45 pm March 21st, 2019
WEB_Chief-Election-Commissioner_KM-Nurul-Huda_CEC_Focus-Bangla_14.11.2017
File photo of Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda Focus Bangla

CEC said that the overall situation during the second phase of the Upazila Parishad polls was acceptable, with the exception of the incident in Rangamati

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has said the attack in Rangamati on Monday, March 18, was the result of a regional problem.

“People who contested the election may have been involved in the attack. This is our prediction, but we still believe the attack was the result of a regional level problem,” the chief election commissioner said during a press briefing at the Election Commission office in Agargaon, Dhaka on Thursday. 

The CEC further said that the overall situation during the second phase of the Upazila Parishad polls was acceptable, with the exception of the incident in Rangamati.


Also Read- Rangamati attack: Probe committee begins investigation


During the second phase of the Upazila Parishad polls on Monday, March 18, seven people, including two assistant presiding officers, were shot dead and at least 26 others injured in a gun attack on a motorcade of election officials on the Sajek-Dighinala Road in Baghaichhari.

Strongly condemning the attack, the CEC said families of those who were killed in the attack will be provided with Tk5.5 lakh each in compensation, while the injured will each receive between Tk50,000 and Tk1 lakh  based on the needs of their treatment.

He further said the Election Commission would try to secure employment for family members of the deceased at the commission, if possible.


Also Read- Case filed over deadly Rangamati attack


In response to a question, the CEC said: “It was clandestine attack, and no one could have expected it. We have deployed army personnel to the area as a precaution.”

He added that the hilly landscape and timing of the attack, at night, was making it difficult to ascertain details of the incident.

53
Facebook 51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail