EC dubs Paltan clash as criminal offence

Sun Online Desk

19th November, 2018 09:58:02 printer

EC dubs Paltan clash as criminal offence

Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed on Monday said the clash over nomination paper distribution of BNP in front the party’s Naya Paltan office on November 14 is a criminal offence.


He made the comment after a meeting of EC at the Election Bhaban with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda presiding.


Following the Paltan clash, EC asked Inspector General of Police (IGP) to submit a full-fledged report regarding the Paltan clash. IGP already submitted a report, a compilation of video footage and other documents, on Sunday.


Helal said, “The report has been presented before the meeting. The commission has described the clash as a criminal offence after reviewing the report.”


The commission sought cooperation of all to maintain peaceful atmosphere ahead of the upcoming general election, he added.