Two factions of local Awami League could not hold their scheduled rallies in Khentakata Bazar area of Sharankhola upazila in Bagerhat on Friday afternoon following the imposition of section 144.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Lincoln Biswas said an AL group loyal to local MP Dr Mozammel Hossain convened a rally in the bazaar area at 5pm demanding immediate release of its six leaders and activists.
Besides, another faction, led by upazila AL President Kamal Uddin, called a rally at the same venue and same time protesting Wednesday night’s attack on the house of Khentakata union parishad Chairman and President of the union unit AL Mohiuddin Khan.
Apprehending trouble, the local administration imposed the restriction on any gathering to maintain the law and order, he said, adding that the restriction will remain in force from 3pm till further notice.
Md Abdul Jalil, officer-in-charge of Sharankhola Police Station, said none of the AL groups took permission from the local administration to hold their programmes.