Time News Desk: Authorities at Khagrachhari’s Ramgarh upazila imposed restrictions on public gathering and programme on Monday to avert any untoward incident as two rival political groups announced simultaneous rallies at the same venue.
The restrictions applied under Section 144 of the CrPc have been in force in parts of the Ramgarh municipality since 8:00 am, and is supposed to stay until 4:00 pm, said the local administration.
Ramgarh Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and Executive Magistrate Khondkar Md Ikhtiyar Uddin Arafat issued this order on Sunday night.
All types of public gatherings within the Masterpara cinema area of the municipal city and the municipal building area have been banned.
Ramgarh unit BNP called a protest rally on Monday at former upazila chairman Belayet Hossain Bhuiya's residence premises adjacent to Ramgarh municipality to protest against the hike in commodity prices and the attack on their leaders and activists at various places.
On the other hand, the upazila unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student front of ruling Awami League, announced a rally and discussion meeting marking National Mourning Day at the same time at the same place.
Fearing deterioration of the law and order situation, the administration imposed Section 144 to maintain peace in the area, said the UNO.