The section was imposed to avoid violence between two rivals of ruling Awami League
The local administration has imposed Section 144 in Tongibari upazila of Munshiganj after two rival groups of ruling Awami League initiated separate programs at the same time in the same place.
Restricting any kind of political gathering on Friday, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Hasina Akhter slapped the ban at Kamarkhara Bazar and its surroundings effective from 6am and it will continue till 10pm.
The ban was imposed as Tongibari upazila unit Awami League President Jaglul Halder Bhutu and Kamarkhara union unit Awami League President Amir Bepari called separate programs at the same venue simultaneously on Friday morning, the UNO said.
Both the leaders were at loggerheads over formation of local committees of the party.
UNO Hasina Akhter said: “Section 144 was imposed to avoid any untoward situation in the area.
“Additional security forces have been deployed in this regard,” she added.