Local administration slapped section 144 in Faridpur sadar upazila headquarters on Saturday to fend off any untoward incident as two groups called meetings at the same venue and time.
The restriction will remain in force until 9 am on Sunday, said Purobi Goldar, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer.
Supporters of Faridpur-4 MP Mujibur Rahman Nixon Chowdhury and their rival group called meetings around 10:00 am at Sadarpur Stadium in sadar upazila headquarters on Saturday.
The local administration imposed a restriction on public gatherings in an around one kilometer area of Sadar Upazila Headquarters apprehending possible clash.
Sadarpur Upazila Chaiman Kazi Shafiqur called a rally protesting the case filed against MP Nixon while a member of Jubo League central committee Sayedid Gamal Lipu called another rally demanding arrest of MP Nixon.
A case was filed on Thursday against Nixon Chowdhury for violating electoral code of conduct during by-election to the post of chairman of Charbhadrasan Upazila Parishad.
Senior District Election Commission officer Nauabul Islam filed the case with Charbhadrashon police station around 10 am, said Saiful Islam, an election commission officer.
MP Nixon Chowdhury reportedly threatened the deputy commissioner and the assistant commissioner (land) of Faridpur district over the arrest of his supporters during by-polls to the post of chairman of Charbhadrasan Upazila Parishad.
BDST: 1355 HRS, OCT 17, 2020