JOF candidate Abu Sayeed’s motorcade attacked in Pabna; 4 injured

13 Dec 2018, 18:11 | Update: 13 Dec 2018, 18:12

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Abu Sayeed’s damaged vehicle at Shimultala near Santhia Bazar in Pabna on Thursday, Dec 13. 2018. Photo: NTV

Pabna: The motorcade of Prof Abu Sayeed, a candidate of Jatiya Oikyafront (JOF) for Pabna-1 seat, came under attack at Shimultala near Santhia Bazar here on Thursday, leaving four people injured.

Talking to UNB, Sayeed said a group of rowdy supporters of his electoral opponent attacked his motorcade around 11:00am when he was on election campaign, reports the UNB.

He said the attackers damaged his vehicle badly and beat up his supporters, leaving Zakir Hossain, Monwar Parvez, Nazmul Hossain and Saiful Islam, injured.

Sayeed said he himself suffered minor injuries as some brick chips were thrown at him.

Sensing danger, the Oikyafront candidate moved to Santhia Police Station with his damaged vehicle.

 Later, he lodged a complaint with the office of assistant returning officer Jahangir Alam.

Sayeed alleged that the attackers took away three motorbikes of his campaigners.

Contacted, Bera Circle ASP Jehadul Rahman said they will take stern action against those involved in the attack on the candidate of ‘Sheaf of Paddy’.

Prof Abu Sayeed, a former Awami League state minister for information, joined Gano Forum, one of the components of BNP’s alliance Jatiya Oikyafront, on November 26.

The alliance nominated him for Pabna-1 constituency for contesting the December-30 national election with BNP’s electoral symbol ‘Sheaf of Paddy’.