A tense situation is prevailing in Pabna town tonight centring the upcoming Pabna municipality election slated for January 30.
It tension has begun when a group of AL men attacked the campaign office of AL-rebel candidate Sarif Uddin Prodhan in Shalgaria area of the municipality at about 8pm tonight during a procession at the hospital road.
Protesting the attack, Sarif's men later brought out a procession from Bani Cinema Hall. Meanwhile, additional police deployed in the area stopped the procession.
Earlier, the AL central committee organising secretary SM Kamal spoke in the rally held at Shadhinota Chattor this afternoon and sought vote for Al electoral symbol boat.
He also threatened to take organizational action against those AL leaders and activists who will oppose the AL nominated candidate in the election.
Nasim Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Paban Sadar police station said a tense situation is prevailing at the area as both groups trying to chase and counter chase each other.
Additional police have been deployed every intersection of the municipality to avert any untoward incident, he added.
Ali Mortuza Bishwas Sony got the AL ticket for the upcoming Pabna municipality election while former President of Pabna district unit Jubo League Sarif Uddin Prodhan is contesting as rebel candidate.
The tension has aroused in the municipality as most of the senior AL leaders of Pabna supported the rebel candidate Sarif.