PATUAKHALI: Police foiled an attempted attack on Chief Whip ASM Feroz and caught a machete-wielding young man red-handed, during a meeting in Bauphal upazila auditorium in Patuakhali Wednesday afternoon (March 7).
The young man was identified as Md Rony, 30, son of one Md Jahangir Hossain in ward no.8 under Bauphal municipality.
ASM Feroz told Banglanews that he went to the auditorium to attend a scheduled meeting in the afternoon.
“When the meeting was underway, a youth was repeatedly trying to meet me. Police and my personal security staff obstructed him and asked the reason behind to meet me”, he said.
“A giant machete was found with him while the security staff touched him to his back. It (machetes) was wrapped with his body”, added ASM Feroz.
“The police members detained him immediately. Police seized the youth’s mobile phone set while he was trying to break it down.”
“I don’t know whether I could stay alive if the security measure wasn’t tight. (I) have heard that some persons left the youth there by a motorcycle.”
The chief whip further said political rivalry might have led the attempted attack.
He will file a case, he said.
“It has been confirmed initially that he (the youth) attempted to attack the chief whip. The overall incident with all possibilities is being investigated”, said Bauphal Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Monirul Islam.
BDST: 1004 HRS, MAR 7, 2018