Balloting being held peacefully, says IGP

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 02:04, Dec 31,2018


Inspector general of police Mohammad Javed Patwari on Sunday said that the voting was being held peacefully across the country in the 11th parliamentary elections except for some isolated incidents.
He said in the morning after inspecting a polling centre at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College at Shiddeswari in the capital to see its overall voting environment.
‘Balloting is being held peacefully except for some stray incidents. In some isolated incidents, a clash has taken place in Chattogram, police were attacked and their firearms were looted in Mymensingh, attacks also took place at Bhairab and two centres in Noakhali and ballot papers were also looted in a centre,’ he also said.
Regarding Jatiya Oikya Front chairman Dr Kamal Hossain’s remarks that a tense situation was prevailing across the country, he also said, ‘We have yet to receive any allegation that BNP’s agents were forcibly ousted from the polling centres. Police have been given the responsibility to ensure the security of polling agents,’ he continued.
‘The elections will be competitive across the country. Police have been put on alert where there are chances of clashes,’ he added.
The police chief had asked all not to believe in any rumours without scrutinizing them
and requested the journalists to inform senior police officials if they were restricted from entering the polling centres to cover the news.

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