Voting has been suspended at two polling centres in Patharghata’s Ward 34 of Chattogram City Corporation over allegations of occupying the centres, vandalising electronic voting machines and violence.
The Returning Officer of Chattogram City Corporation election Mohammad Hasanuzzaman took the the decision on Wednesday noon.Earlier, a clash broke out between the supporters of BNP backed councillor candidate Mohammad Ismail and those of AL backed councillor candidate Pulak Khastagir around 11:45am.
Both the groups entered JM Sen School and College polling Centre at Pathorghata area in a bid to occupy the centre and started fighting, locals said.
They vandalised EVMs and swooped on the polling officials.
However, police arrested BNP-backed councillor candidate of Ward 34 Mohammad Ismail Bali after the violence.