August 5, 2021, 11:30 pm
Md. Jasim Uddin Sikder, Barguna: Twelve people have been injured in clashes between supporters of Awami League and independent candidates in Amtali Upazila Chawra Union Parishad elections. Seven critically injured people have been admitted to Amtali and Barisal Shebachim Hospitals. 2 motorcycles were burnt and 3 motorcycles were vandalized. The incident took place on Monday night in Patakata area of the union. There is panic in the area over the incident. Police recovered 5 motorcycles.
It has been reported that Awami League candidate Md. Akhtaruzzaman Badal Khan’s cousin Upazila Chhatra League president Md. Mahbub Islam and accused in the murder case Mahibullah Kiran along with 10-12 people took position on the Patakata dam. They attacked Md. Shanu Hawladar, an activist of independent candidate Advocate Mohsin, and vandalized his shop. Mahbub Islam, Mohiuddin Kiron, Jabbar Gazi, Khokon Hawlader, Toha and 10-12 others were arrested by the activists of the independent candidates who were moving in the dam.
The independent candidates started beating them with sharp intestines and beating them with hammers. Upon receiving the news, the people of the independent candidate came to the spot. At that time, there were beatings and chases between the two sides. According to eyewitnesses, Awami League activists set fire to two motorcycles of an independent candidate and vandalized three motorcycles at that time. Twelve workers on both sides were injured.
On the same night, seriously injured Shanu Hawlader (50), Shahidul Mallick (45), Jasim Gazi (40), Zakaria (28), Lokman Sikder (45), Nasir Hawlader (50) and Abdus Salam (30) were admitted to Amtali Upazila Health Complex. Is. Dilip Roy, Shahidul Mallick, Jasim Gazi, Zakaria and Abdus Salam were taken to Barisal Shebachim Hospital for better treatment. Upon receiving the news, the police went to the spot and brought the situation under control and recovered 2 burnt and 3 vandalized motorcycles. Meanwhile, the Awami League candidate alleged that the people of the independent candidate had beaten some of his workers and burnt three motorcycles.
Injured Shanu Hawlader said, 10-12 people including Upazila Chhatra League president Mahbub Islam, accused in the murder case Mohiuddin Kiran, Toha and Jabbar Gazi vandalized my shop and beat me. He also said that Mahbub looted 45 thousand rupees from my shop. Injured Lokman said activists of the independent candidate led by Awami League candidate Akhtaruzzaman Badal Khan’s cousin Mahbub and accused in the murder case Mohiuddin Kiran beat up supporters of the independent candidate at Patakata Dam. In this incident there was a clash between the two sides.
Many people have been injured. Independent candidate Advocate Mohsin Hawlader said, “My cousins have beaten and vandalized shops under the leadership of Awami League candidate’s cousin Upazila Chhatra League President Md Mahbub and accused in the murder case Mohiuddin Kiran.
“Two of my motorcycles were burnt and three motorcycles were vandalized,” he added. Awami League candidate Md Akhtaruzzaman Badal Khan Mutho said on the phone, the activists of the independent candidate burned three of my cars and beat people. Amtali Police Station OC Mohammad Shah Alam Hawlader said, “After receiving the news, I went to the spot and brought the situation under control and recovered two burnt and three vandalized motorcycles from the spot.”