BNP chairperson Kahleda Zia’s motorcade has come under attack allegedly by ruling party men for the third time at Bangla Motor area of the city on Wednesday evening when she was electioneering for her party-endorsed DNCC mayoral candidate Tabith Awal.
Miscreants attacked on motorcade at around 5:20pm of Wednesday. Two of her security personnels among four have been injured in this attack. One of them, Lieutenant colonel (retired) Shamiul was seriously injured. Attackers also damaged their vehicles.
Witnesses and BNP leaders said a group of people, led by some Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders, including Moshiur Rahman Rubel and Mamum Ahmed, attacked the BNP chief’s motorcade with rods and sticks and brickbats around 5:20pm as it got stuck in traffic jam at Banglamotor crossing.
At one stage, the BNP chief’s vehicle hurriedly left the scene towards Nayapaltan. Khaleda escaped unhurt, but her vehicle’s rear glass damaged.
The BNP chief reached Nayapaltan around 5:55m and took position at the party’s central office.
Earlier, Khaleda came out of her residence around 4:45pm to carry out campaign for her party-blessed mayoral candidates for the two Dhaka city corporations’ elections for the fifth consecutive day,
On Tuesday, miscreants during her electioneering for her party-supported Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayoral candidate Mirza Abbas in the city’s Fakirapool area on attacked her motorcade by hurling brickbats and stones towards it.
As the BNP leaders and activists and police chased the attackers they fled the scene. However, Khaleda escaped unhurt.
Earlier on Monday, a group of miscreants attacked Khaleda Zia’s motorcade during her electioneering in the city’s Karwanbazar area in favour of her party-backed Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral candidate Tabith Awal.
BNP alleged that the ruling party activists attacked her motorcade at Karwanbazar and sprayed bullets at her personal vehicle, slightly damaging its windowpane.