A BNP leader of Chattogram’s Chandanaish upazila filed a case accusing 20 to 30 people including the party’s city unit president Shahadat Hossain and joint general secretary Gazi Siraj Ullah for vandalising his residence in port city’s KB Aman Ali Road area early yesterday.
Nurul Anwar, president of BNP’s Chandanaish municipality unit, filed the case with Chandgaon Police Station, said OC Abul Bashar of the police station.
In the case statement, Anwar alleged that upon instruction from Shahadat, some 20-30 persons led by Siraj carried out the attack, said the OC.
Anwar also alleged that the incident took place over political rivalry, he added.
Shahadat and Siraj could not be contacted for comments despite repeated attempts over the phone.
Meanwhile, in a joint statement, leaders of BNP’s Chattogram city, north and south district units condemned the case filing.
They termed the allegation against Shahadat and others “false” and “motivated”.
Contacted, Idris Ali, assistant office secretary of Chattogram city unit of BNP, said they demanded that Anwar withdraw the case immediately.