Army to be deployed in polls, reiterates Mahbub

Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder on Tuesday reiterated that the army will be deployed in the next general election.

I talked to other commissioners and their realisation is that the army should be deployed in the election. I also personally think that there should be army to meet public expectations, he told reporters at his office in the citys Nirbachan Bhaban.

Mahbub Talukder said time will say how and in which format army will be deployed in the polls.

Apparently noting that the army can be deployed within the existing legal framework, he said according to the Code of Criminal Procedure 1898, a commissioned army officer may bring anyone under laws during any trouble.

He, however, said the decision is yet to be taken in a Commissions meeting over the army deployment.

The Election Commissioner also said no identified Jamaat man will be allowed to contest the next parliamentary elections even as an independent candidate.

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