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CCC polls violence: BNP-backed councillor candidate held

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 27th January, 2021 01:29:05 PM
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Police have arrested a BNP-backed councillor candidate of the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) election over violence in the port city during voting.

Mohammad Ismail Bali, who is running for the office in Ward 34, was apprehended at around 12:30pm on Wednesday.

Palash Kanti Nath, additional deputy commissioner (south division) of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP), confirmed the news.

Two people were killed and 27 others injured in separate clashes between the supporters of councillor candidates over Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) election on Wednesday.

Earlier, the elections to CCC started at 8:00am with ruling Awami League optimistic about victory and BNP proceeding with caution.