The local administration last night imposed a three-day ban on holding any public gathering in some areas of Tangail town after two Awami League factions called for programmes at the same spot.
Muhammad Shahidullah, additional district magistrate of Tangail, imposed the embargo under section-144 in and around Shaheed Smrity Pouro Udyan, Nirala Intersection, Old Bus Stand areas along with some other important streets in the town.
The temporary embargo was imposed after two groups of the ruling Awami League called for programmes at Shaheed Smrity Pouro Udyan at 3:00pm today, said officials seeking anonymity.
A group led by Amanur Rahman Rana, former AL lawmaker of Tangail-3, called for a programme marking the 16th death anniversary of his elder brother Aminur Rahman Khan Bappy, who was also a leader of the party and killed near his home.
On the same venue at the same time, a rival group under the banner of Nirjatito Awami Paribar, along with local CNG-run auto-rickshaw workers and diesel-run three-wheeler workers, called for a programme demanding justice for freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed, whose body was found near his College Para house in the town on January 18, 2013.
Additional policemen were deployed in the town.