Local administration imposed section 144 in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia as two political organisations – Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal – called their rallies at the same venue and time on Saturday.
Md Sahinuzzaman, upazila nirbahi officer of Kumarkhali, imposed the restriction from11:00am to 10:00pm to fend off any untoward situation.
Local JASAD leaders called a demonstration at Gorai Complex auditorium protesting against a clash between the activists of the two parties that left a UP member and JASAD supporter – Abdur Rahim Sheikh – critically injured, he said.
Meanwhile, BCL activists also announced to hold a meeting marking the success of the ruling party at the same place and time, he added.
Apprehending a trouble, the local administration has imposed the emergency section to maintain law and order, the UNO said.
Additional police have also been deployed at different points of the town, he added.
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