Online Desk : A policeman was injured by shotgun pellets in a clash between supporters of Awami League candidate and law enforcers at a polling centre in Chandanaish upazila of Chattogram during upazila elections today.
Injured Farhad is a constable of Chandanaish Police Station, our Chattogram staff correspondent reports quoting officer-in-charge of the police station Keshab Chakrabarty.
The incident occurred when supporters of Nazim, who is contesting under the ‘Boat’ symbol, tried to take control of Purbo Chandanaish Primary School polling centre around 9:00am, the OC said.
Contacted, Additional Superintendent of Police (Anwara circle) Mofizuddin said the alleged AL men opened fire targeting police forcing the cops to retaliate.
Following the incident, voting has been suspended in the polling centre, the OC added.
Voting in elections to 117 upazila parishads is underway in the third phase of the local body polls. The balloting that began at 8am will continue till 4pm without any break.