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Mayoral candidate rescued 4 hours after abduction

Mayoral candidate rescued 4 hours after abduction

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FENI: A mayoral candidate in Feni’s Chhagalnaiya municipality election was abducted allegedly by the supporters of the current mayor at upazila gate area before submitting his nomination paper Sunday afternoon.

Abducted mayoral candidate Abdul Halim, 38, son of Siddique Ahmed of West Chhagalnaiya village in the municipality, was rescued by police in the evening after four hours of abduction. Abdul Halim alleged he was going with some of his relatives to submit nomination paper for the post of mayor on the last day of submission, reports UNB.

When he reached the upazila gate, some supporters of current mayor and Awami League leader Mostafa stopped him and started beating him. They later snatched the nomination paper from his hand and took him to an unknown place by an auto-rickshaw. So, he could not submit his nomination paper as the last date of submitting nomination papers was Sunday.

Later, police rescued him from the Banshpara area sent to Chhagalnaiya Upazila Health Complex.

Chhagalnaiya Circle Assistant Superintendent of Police Sohel Parvez said that they  arrested two suspects—Shishir and Mezbah Uddin—from the spot.

Md Shahidul Islam, Officer-in-charge of Chhagalnaiya Police Station, said police are trying to arreste others involved in the incident.

On Sunday, two candidates for the post of mayor, 11 candidates for the three posts of (reserved seat) women councilors and 44 candidates for the posts of nine councilors in  general wards submitted nomination papers.