Dewanganj municipality mayor Shahanayaz suspended

Md Shahanayaz Shahansha, mayor of Jamalpur’s Dewanganj municipality.
Prothom Alo

Jamalpur's Dewanganj municipality mayor Shahanayaz Shahansha has been suspended for assaulting the secondary education officer in the victory day event held on Dewanganj government high school ground, reports UNB.

The ministry of local government, rural development and co-operatives (LGRD) issued a notification in this regard on Monday night.

As a case was filed against mayor Shahanayaz and investigation into the allegations against him has started, the government has suspended him under section 31 (1) of the local government act (municipality), 2009, the notification said.

Shahanayaz was also expelled from the local unit of Awami League (AL) over the issue on Monday.

On 16 December, Shahanayaz physically assaulted education officer Md Meher Ullah at a victory day programme in the upazila.

Md Meher was conducting the programme at Dewanganj government high school premises. He was calling the names of the officials inviting them to place wreaths in serial.

As the mayor was the eighth in serial he got angry and started abusing Meher verbally. A case was filed against him in this connection on that day.