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Section 144 imposed at Baneshwar

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A Correspondent Rajshahi: The local administration imposed section 144 in Baneshwar area of Puthia upazila for an indefinite period from Tuesday morning, following the killing of a BNP activist in a clash with police in the area on Monday. On Monday afternoon, Mazid Uddin, 45, an activist of Solua union unit BNP in Charghat upazila, was killed as police opened fire on a procession of the BNP-led 20-party alliance in Baneshwar in Puthia upazila. Witnesses said police obstructed a procession of BNP-Jamaat men brought out marking the ‘Democracy Killing Day’ in the area and opened fire to disperse them, leaving Mazid dead on the spot and 50 others injured. Confirming the death, officer-in-charge of Charghat Police Station Khandaker Golam Mostafa said Majid was killed in a clash between police and BNP activists. Apprehending trouble, the local administration slapped the ban on all types of gathering in the area to maintain the law and order.