Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), Brahmanbaria unit, staged a demonstration, demanding withdrawal of four government officials, including Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rezaul Kabir, for allegedly torturing some party activists during the fourth phase of upazila parishad elections on March 31.
Agitated BCL leaders and supporters also brought out a protest procession and held a sit-in programme in front of Brahmanbaria Press Club, before blocking the main road of the town around 11:00am.
Among others, district unit BCL President Robiul Hossain Rubel, Vice-President Sujan Dutta, General Secretary Shahadat Hossain and Sadar upazila unit BCL President Kazi Khairul Alam, spoke during the demonstration.
In his speech, BCL leader Rubel said the authorities concerned must withdraw ASP (Sadar Circle) Rezaul, Sadar upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Mohammad Quamruzzaman, Inspector (Investigation) of Sadar Model Police Station Ziaul Haque and Town Sub-Inspector (TSI) Abdul Motaleb for their controversial role and nepotism in the recent upazila parishad elections and working in favour of independent chairman candidate Firozur Rahman Olio.
The four officials severely tortured and assaulted a number of BCL supporters including him for gathering at different street corners, far from the polling centres, he alleged.
Dubbing them as ancestors of Tikka Khan, the BCL leader also warned the authorities concerned that if the four officials are not withdrawn within the next 24 hours, they will go for a tougher agitation and block the Dhaka-Sylhet-Chattogram rail route for an indefinite period.