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Tue, Jan 21, 2020 4:04

‘It was a planned attack’: Tabith

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BNP-backed Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral aspirant Tabith Awal has claimed the attack carried out on him during the polls campaign in Dhaka’s Gabtoli area was planned.

BNP-backed Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral aspirant Tabith Awal has claimed the attack carried out on him during the polls campaign in Dhaka’s Gabtoli area was planned.

He made the statement while speaking to reporters after the attack in Kalyanpur on Tuesday.

"I believe, a planned attack was carried out on me in this morning at Ward 9," he said.

"Before this, my campaign was barred at Ward 10. These incidents happening in the same area cannot be a coincidence in any way," the mayoral aspirant added.

Tabith alleged that a gang of goons, led by Awami League-supported councillor candidate for Ward 9 Mujib Sorwar Masum, attacked him and his followers from behind.

Tabith's supporters claimed that five to seven people, including the mayoral aspirant, were injured in the attack.