29 AL men sued for 'chanting slogans' against whip

Sherpur Correspondent | Update:

sherpurPolice on Saturday filed a case accusing 29 people, including brothers of zila and upazila chairmen for chanting slogans against Sherpur district Awami League president and whip of Jatiya Sangsad Md Atiur Rahman.
The law enforcement said those 29 allegedly 'carried out acts of sabotage'.
The accused chanted slogans against Atiur at a programme held to mark the 47th founding anniversary of Sherpur Krishak League. 

Sub-inspector Suresh Rajbangshi filed the case with sadar police station.

The accused include sadar upazila chairman Md Sanuar Hossain’s younger brother Ibrahim Khalil, Jila Parishad chairman Md Humayun Kabir’s younger brothers Abdul Matin and Yakub, former district unit secretary of ruling party student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League Nazmul Islam, sadar upazila Krishak League president Helal Mia, city unit Krishak League president Ruknuzzaman Ranju, Juba League leader Wasim, Abdul Khalek, BCL leader Abdul Kuddus, Nayan Talukder and Shahid Rahman.

Another 20-30 unnamed people were accused in the case.

Ibrahim and Matin are activists of Juba League while Yakub is Swecchasebak League leader.

The case statement claimed that 50-60 people with stick and brickbat blocked the road at Kharampur area of Sherpur on Friday night. They chanted slogan against the government and whip Atiur.

The accused also vandalised some vehicles, the case statement said.

District AL president and Jila Parishad chairman Md Humayun Kabir denied the allegation made in the case and termed the case statement as fictitious and ill-motivated.

Asking the authorities to withdraw the case, he claimed that no such incident happened on Friday night as claimed by the police in the case statement.

Officer-in-charge of sadar police station Md Nazrul Islam told Prothom Alo that police have found evidence of subversive activities in primary investigation.

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