BCL’s ex-general secretary Rabbani stabbed during UP polls

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Madaripur, Dec 26: Former general secretary Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) central committee Golam Rabbani has been injured in a knife attack in Madaripur.

The incident took place at the polling centre of Gangkandi Government Primary School in Ishibpur Union of Rajoir around 3:30pm on Sunday.

He is currently receiving medical treatment at Rajoir Upazila Health Complex.

He came under attack while visiting the centre. His uncle, Salah Uddin Ahmed, is a chairman candidate.

Witnesses said Golam Rabbani came to Gangakandi Government Primary School at noon. He protested against fake voting at the centre.

At that time, supporters of another chairman candidate Mosharraf Mollah attacked Rabbani and his men.

During the altercation, three fingers of Rabbani’s right hand were injured in a knife attack. Five more people from both sides were injured as well.

Later, Golam Rabbani told reporters: “The supporters of Mosharraf Mollah were trying to rig the polls in public. When we went there to stop them, I was attacked. I will file a complaint with the police.”

Mohammad Mozammel Haque, presiding officer of the centre, said that nothing had happened inside the centre.

“There were chases and counter-chases outside the centre. The voting has been fair. There were no reports of fraud or vote rigging. If there is anything outside, it is not my concern.”

Rajouri police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sheikh Sadiq said: “I heard the news that Rabbani was injured. Legal action will be taken if a complaint is lodged with the police.”