Bauphal  A’League general secretary was cut and injured 2 arrested

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A case has been filed 17 days after the incident of hacking Abdul Motaleb Howladar, Chairman of Bauphal Upazila Parishad and General Secretary of Upazila Awami League of Patuakhali. On Sunday (April 2) around 11:30 PM, General Secretary of Baga Union Jubo League. Didarul Islam filed the case as plaintiff. Upazila Jubo League general secretary and Kalaia Union Parishad (UP) chairman SM Faisal Ahmed Monir Mollah is number 1 in the case and Chandradeep Union Parishad chairman Enamul Haque Alkas Mollah is number 2 accused in the case. Both of them are nephews of MP Asam Feroze. A total of 16 people have been named in the case and 25-30 unknown people have been accused. All the accused are followers of local parliament member and upazila Awami League president AS Feroze. Sunday night in this case. Police have arrested two accused named Abu Zafar (37) and Shamim (32).
According to the police and Ezahar sources, on the occasion of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday and National Children’s Day on March 17, the President of Bauphal Upazila Awami League and local parliament member Asam Feroz and the General Secretary of Upazila Awami League and Upazila Parishad Chairman Abdul Motaleb Hawladar were involved in a separate program. Clash occurs. 30 leaders and workers were injured. Police fired 20 rounds to bring the situation under control. At that time, the upazila parishad chairman and upazila Awami League general secretary Abdul Motaleb Howladar was beaten and seriously injured by the MP’s supporters.
According to the statement of the case, on the occasion of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday and National Children’s Day celebrations, 10-12 thousand leaders and activists led by Abdul Motaleb Howladar from the Bauphal  Government Model Secondary School ground were going towards the upazila Awami League office (Janta Bhavan) with a joyous rally. When they reached the eastern side of the upazila parishad gate around 11:30 AM, the followers of ASM Feroze attacked with iron rods and sharp weapons. In the attack, the third finger of Abdul Motaleb Hawladar’s right hand was cut off and hung by the skin. He was injured on the right side of his chest and above his right elbow. The right leg was broken and the head was injured. He is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in the capital.
After 17 days of the incident, the officer-in-charge (OC) of Bauphal police station, ATM Arichul Haque, confirmed the case filing. He said that two accused have been arrested and efforts are on to arrest the rest.

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