CEC directs police to take strong stance against violence

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has called upon the members of the law enforcing agencies to quell any kind of violence on election day with an iron fist.

The CEC came up with the call while addressing a press briefing at the Nirbachan Bhaban on Saturday afternoon.

Warning the law enforcers against any slack of duty, the CE said, “If we find any negligence or insincerity during polls-time duty, we will take legal action against them after investigation.”

“All involved with the 11th national elections have been instructed to work neutrally so that the election does not become questionable,” he added.

Furthermore, the CEC directed the law enforcers saying, “Don’t harass the poling agents if there is no specific allegation against them.”

Meanwhile, the Election Commission have started distributing election materials, including ballot papers and ballot boxes to polling centres throughout Bangladesh.

“The election materials are being distributed since 10am Saturday, said EC Joint Secretary (Public Relations) SM Asaduzzaman.

“Everything will be sent to all the polling centres within the day across the country,” he added.

On the other hand, Army chief General Aziz Ahmed has claimed the election environment in the country ahead of Sunday’s national election is very ‘calm and peaceful’.

“We haven’t seen such a calm and peaceful atmosphere in 47 years,” the General told reporters near Azimpur Government Girls School and College in the city a day before the 11th national election.

Peoples Time/AJ

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