BNP candidate for Patuakhali-3, Golam Maula Rony and five others have been sued in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.
Mehedi Masud, joint secretary of Awami League's local election coordination body, filed the case with Galachipa Police Station, our local correspondent reports.
The other accused are Shahjahan Khan, vice president of Patuakhali district BNP, Rony's brother Sarwar Hossain, his brother-in-law Makbul Hossain; Shiplu Khan, former chairman of Chiknikandi union parishad; and Shah Alam Sanu, president of Dashmina upazila Jubo Dal unit.
Quoting the case statement, Officer-In-Charge of Galachipa Police Station Akther Morshed said a telephone conversation of Rony was leaked recently, where he instructed his men to besiege the police station and file cases against the supporters of the AL candidate.
Moreover, other charges like delivering inciting speeches and attempt to make the election questionable were brought against him, the OC added.
However, this correspondent could not reach Rony for his comment despite repeated attempts.