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Section 144 slapped in Bhola

WT24 Desk

Bhola, The local administration has slapped section 144 in Ramnewaz Bazar and Fishery Ghat in Manpura upazila on Saturday as two groups of the local unit of Awami League called separate programmes at the same place and time,UNB reports.

Ershad Hossain Khan, upazila nirbahi officer of Manpura upazila, said the restriction will remain in force from 6 am today until further notice.

Quoting locals, police said Mohammad Alauddin, organising secretary of Manpura upazila unit Awami League and local union parishad chairmam, and Jubo League leader Alamgir had been at loggerheads over sharing business money.

As a sequel to the enmity, the supporters of both groups attacked each other on Tuesday, leaving 25 people injured.

On information, police fired seven rounds of bullet to bring the situation under control.  Later on Wednesday night, supporters of Alauddin chairman launched an attack on the business establishment of Alamgir at Kalatolir Char in the upazila, leaving two supporters of Alamgir injured.

A tense situation was prevailing in the area following the incident.  Meanwhile, Mohammad Alauddin  and Alamgir called separate meetings at Ramnewaz Bazar area protesting attacks on their supporters on Saturday.

Mohammad Ali, officer-in-charge of Manpura Police Station, said they imposed the section 144 to avoid untoward incident as two meetings were called by different parties at the same venue and time.

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