At least 10 people were in injured in violence in three separate polling centres in Tangail centring the declaration of the results of the union parishad elections.
Police, meanwhile, fired blank rounds to bring the situation under control, reports our Tangail correspondent quoting police.
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In Falda union under Bhuanpur upazila, supporters of two independent candidates — one BNP and another Awami League’s rebel contestant — kept two magistrates, and other on duty election officials, confined for four hours at Ramsundor High School polling centre, Abdul Wahab, officer-in-charge of Bhuanpur Police Station told The Daily Star.
Later, additional police forces and Rab members rushed to the spot and rescued the magistrates and election officials at 8 pm, he said, adding that the law enforcers have to opened blank fires to disperse the agitators.
In Gabsara union under the same upazila, at least five people were injured when a clash erupted between the supporters of Awami League and AL rebel candidates at the Charchandusi Government Primary School polling centre over counting votes, the OC Wahab said.
Police fired blank rounds and brought the situation under control, he said.
The OC added that they did not know how many shots were fired in the two polling centres.
In Mogra union under Sadar upazila, supporters of two defeated member candidates seized the Nandabala School polling centre at around 7 pm and threw rocks at law enforcers, forcing policemen to open blank fire where five people, including a presiding officer and two police members, got injured, said police.
The angry mob also vandalised a car of an executive magistrate, added police.