Satkhira, Dec 27 (UNB) – Police in special drives arrested 79 people, who are accused in different cases, from eight upazilas of the district from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning.
Of them, 22 were arrested from Sadar upazila, 11 from Kolaroa upazila, seven from Tala upazila, 10 each from Kaliganj, Debhata and Ashsashuni upazilas, four from Shyamnagar upazila and six from Patkelghata upazila, said Inspector Azam Khan of Special Branch of Satkhira police.
Besides, several cases were filed against them.
Jashore, Dec 27 (UNB) – Police recovered the decomposed body of an unidentified man from Bhairab River at Naoapara Ferryghat in Abhoynagar upazila on Wednesday.
Locals spotted the floating body of the elderly man, aged around 60 years and informed the matter to police, said Sub-inspector Harun-or-Rashid of Abhoynagar Police Station.
Being informed, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue for autopsy.
Meherpur, Dec 27 (UNB) – Some unidentified miscreants hurled two crude bombs at the house of Asaduzzaman Bablu, general secretary of upazila unit BNP at Cougaccha in Gangni upazila on Wednesday night.
Tozbira Zaman, wife of the BNP leader, said a group of miscreants hurled two bombs targeting their house around 9:00 pm.
They also fired multiple gunshots in the air, creating panic among the locals, she said.
Being informed, police went to the spot and started investigating the incident, said Harendra Nath Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Gangni Police Station..
However, Asaduzzaman Bablu, also the former UP chairman, was out of home for electioneering, said his wife Tozbira.
Gazipur, Dec 27 (UNB) – At least 180 rooms at the workers colony in Chakrawarty area of the city were gutted in a fire early Thursday.
The fire originated from an electric short circuit at a tin-shed room of the colony around 4:45 am and spread soon, according to the local office of Fire Service and Civil Defence.
On information, four firefighting units from Kaliakoir and Savar EPZ stations went to the spot and doused the blaze around 7:30 am.
Faridpur, Dec 26 (UNB) – A total of four candidates are contesting the Faridpur -2 constituency and among them two key candidates of ruling Awami League and BNP are women.
Among them one is elderly Senior Awami League leader Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury another one is young BNP organizing secretary Shama Obayed, who will participate in the electoral race for second time.
The atmosphere of polls was on the full swing in the area where candidates were seen campaigning, running on door to door seeking votes. The discussion of election is heard in each tea stalls and shops in the market where people were forecasting the possible outcomes of polls.
Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury was first elected as parliament member in 1991 but lost the electoral race in 1996 and 2001 and won again in 2008 when for first time Shama Obayed, daughter of late BNP leader Obaidur Rahman, contested the polls against her.
Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury is not seen campaigning due to her illness, but her two sons Shahdab Akbar Chowdhury and Sajid Akbar Chowdhury are doing so for their mother.
Shahdab claimed all the development that happened in Nagarkanda and Saltha thanked to Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, and that is why the people of the area stood firmly to see her victory in the election.
Flipping the coin, Shama Obayed Islam is stepping door to door to grip votes for sheaf of paddy.
Shama Obayed claimed police are arresting her supporters, creating panic among BNP men. BNP supporters are passing their days out of home fearing sporadic arrest.
There are 2,86,993 enlisted voters in the constituency while 123 polling stations.