EC dubs Paltan clash as criminal offence

DHAKA, Nov 19, 2018 : Election Commission(EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed today said the clash over nomination paper distribution of BNP in front the party’s Naya Paltan office on November 14 is a criminal offence.

He made the comment after a meeting of EC at the Election Bhaban with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda presiding.

Following the Paltan clash, EC asked Inspector General of Police (IGP) to submit a full-fledged report regarding the Paltan clash. IGP already submitted a report, a compilation of video footage and other documents, on Sunday.

Helal said, “The report has been presented before the meeting. The commission has described the clash as a criminal offence after reviewing the report.”

The commission sought cooperation of all to maintain peaceful atmosphere ahead of the upcoming general election, he added.