Local administration imposed Section 144, restricting freedom of assembly, at Harinathpur Gorur Hat area under Barishal’s Hijla upazila over fears of infighting between two rival groups of local AL on Friday.
Officer In-charge of Hijla police station Yunus Mia confirmed the matter on Friday night.
“Section 144 has been imposed as two rival groups of local AL have called for simultaneous programmes at the same place. The Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) has imposed the curfew from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday,” said the OC.
Anwar Hossain Khan, President of Harinathpur union AL, called for the ward AL’s triennial conference at the Gorur Hat field, while Harinathpur union parishad Chairman and General Secretary of union AL Taufiqur Rahman Sikder has called for a meeting of the party activists at the same place.
“The upazila administration has imposed the section 144 to avert any untoward situation,” said Bokul Chandra Kabiraj, the UNO of Hijla.