The Walton Explorer Double Dix 140 Plus CC car belonging to Daily Khabar Bangladesh Patrika and weekly crime tracker Patuakhali District Correspondent Journalist Sheikh M Zafran Haroon was burnt to ashes in a fire set by miscreants in Bauphal, Patuakhali.
The incident took place in front of Miraj’s house on the west- north side of East Kalaia Hasan Siddique Secondary School of Kalaia Union of Upazila at around 12:00 pm on Sunday (12th February). Journalist M Zafran Harun is serving as Senior Vice President of Barisal Divisional Journalist Welfare Council and Vice President of Press Club Bauphal.
In this regard, journalist Sheikh M Zafran Harun told reporters that like every day, around 9 o’clock on Sunday night, we park in front of Miraj’s house and in front of my house and cover the car with a cover. And after eating and drinking, while I was lying down while using my mobile phone, I smelled burning and came to the window to see flames coming out. I rushed out and saw my motorbike on fire. Later, local people came and brought the fire under control. But I am afraid that this hostility is caused by writing against unjust corruption.
All the members including the president and general secretary of Press Club Bauphal said, we strongly condemn and protest this matter and request the administration to take legal action quickly.
Md. Amirul Islam, president of Baufal Press Club, said, “This is an unfortunate incident.” In this regard, Member of National Parliament Alhaj A.S.M. Feroze MP said, “The incident of burning journalist’s car and such incident in Kalaiya Union is horrible and heartbreaking which we never expected. We strongly condemn the incident and draw the attention of the administration to take swift action against the culprits. Upazila chairman, municipal mayor and civil society strongly condemned the incident.
Bauphal Circle SP Saheed Ahmed Chowdhury said that legal action will be taken based on the complaint and investigation is going on in this matter openly and secretly.