Voting in Katiadi UZ suspended over rigging

ASP, OC withdrawn

United News of Bangladesh . Kishoreganj | Published: 11:25, Mar 24,2019 | Updated: 11:45, Mar 24,2019


The Election Commission suspended voting at all centres of Katiadi upazila in Kishoreganj following allegations of irregularities during the 3rd phase of upazila elections on Sunday.

‘Besides, additional superintendent of police Shafiqul Islam and Katiadi police station officer-in-charge Shamsuddin have been withdrawn over the incidents of vote rigging,’ said district election officer Mohammad Tajul Islam.

Earlier in the morning, voting to five polling centres was suspended. Later, voting in rest of the 84 polling centres was suspended over stuffing vote at night, added the election official.

Voting in elections to 117 upazila parishads began on Sunday morning in the third phase of the local body polls.

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