CHITTAGONG: Police held a ward counselor on Thursday as the polling began in the Chittagong City Corporation election amid enthusiasm among voters.
banglanews24.com.bd correspondent from the port city Ramen Das Gupta said counselor of Ward 32, Jahar Lal Hajari was held following a brawl between his supporters and followers of his opponent Ashesh Bhattacharya at Government Muslim High School polling center.
Commanding officer of Rapid Action Battalion-7 Lt. Col. Sazzad Hossain said, “He was not arrested. He was taken for a while to defuse tension.”
He was released later.
Both Hajari and Asheesh were the supporters of Awami League.
BDST: 10:00 Hrs, June 17, 2010.