The Electoral Enquiry Committee (the ‘Committee’) on Sunday served a show-cause notice on Awami League (AL) nominated candidate of Chattogram-3 (Sandwip upazila) Mahfuzur Rahman Mita for the second time for allegedly breaching the electoral code of conduct.
According to the notice, signed by the chairman of the Committee for the constituency and Chattogram Joint Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad Shahidul Islam, the supporters of the AL-backed candi-date made provocative statements at a procession brought out in support of independent candidate Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhury at Ali Mia Bazar on December 19.
The supporters of Mita also beat up the followers of Jamal there around 7pm.
On the same day, the supporters of the ruling party candidate gathered at Enam Nahar Crossing under the constituency with a procession while a roadside rally in support of Jamal was going on around 7:45pm and they made provocative remarks and manhandled the supporters of Jamal.
Stating that Mita did not take proper steps to avoid the incidents, the notice said the ruling party candi-date violated the election code of conduct.
The accused candidate was asked to respond in person or by his representative at 2:30pm on December 25.