The police did not take the case of BNP despite the case filed by Awami League regarding the attack on the electoral office of the candidate of Awami League and the party office of BNP in the Chittagong-10 (Pahartali-Halisahar-Doublemooring) by-election. BNP leaders and workers returned from Kotwali police station in the city around 5:30 pm while filing the case on Thursday.
Earlier on Wednesday night, about 600 leaders and workers of BNP and its affiliates were charged with the attack, vandalism and vandalism of police vehicles and obstructing the movement of vehicles. Awami League activist Ariful Islam is the plaintiff in one of the two cases filed at Khulshi police station in the city. Another plaintiff is the police.
Advocate Abdus Sattar, joint convener of Nagar BNP, told Prothom Alo in the afternoon that the police did not file a case against 200 to 250 unidentified people after mentioning the names of the two and in connection with the vandalism of BNP’s party office and burning of banners. They will file a case in court next Sunday.
It has been alleged that the attack was carried out from the march of the BNP’s Padayatra program at the office of the boat on Wednesday. Later, the office of BNP, one kilometer away from the election office, was attacked and vandalized. When asked about the non-filing of the BNP case, Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Zahidul Kabir told Prothom Alo that there was no incident to file a case.
According to police sources, 250 to 300 unidentified people of Nagar BNP and its organization have been accused in the case filed by Awami League workers as plaintiffs. On the other hand, Deputy Inspector (SI) of Khulshi Police Station Shahed Khan has named 44 people as plaintiffs and 250 unidentified people have been accused.
In the statement of the case filed by the police, it is said that the accused were armed with sticks, bricks and indigenous weapons and created a riot and obstructed the traffic on the road. They prevented the police from doing government work. Khulshi Police SI Jamal Uddin, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Rajesh Barua, Constable Enamul Haque and Mejbah Uddin were injured in their attack.
Admitting that there were two cases, Khulshi police station OC Santosh Kumar Chakma told Prothom Alo that the people involved have been identified after looking at the CCTV footage. Police arrested 25 of them. An operation is underway to arrest the rest.