Dhaka, March 10 -- Polling in 28 election centres were cancelled and three election officers arrested on various grounds during the first phase upazila election held on Sunday, said EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed.

"The EC thinks the election was held largely in a peaceful manner. Out of 5,847 polling stations in 78 upazila parishads, the polling in 28 was suspended for various reasons," he told a post-election briefing at Nirbachan Bhaban here in the afternoon.

Helaluddin said the fresh polls to the suspended polling stations will be held later.

However, he said, the polls to other stations were held fairly.

Replying to a question, he said three election officers were detained.

Besides, the EC secretary said, 10 people were put behind...