Human chain protesting attack by terrorists while gathering news about illegal sand mining Padmanadi in Kushtia

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Md. Habibur Rahman

Kushtia district Correspondent

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Eati Akter

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The Padma river in Kushtia from Ignoring the instructions of the High Court, sand is still being extracted illegally . To follow up on this news, 6 journalists were attacked in the river by the terrorist group of sand miners. They tried to kill journalists by sinking their boats. Attempted kidnapping. Video camera and mobile phone were taken away. The incident took place in Hatsh Haripur Union of Sadar Upazila of Kushtia between Padma River at 12:30 pm on Friday. Zahiduzzaman, a journalist of Bangladesh Pratidin and News 24 television, submitted a statement to the Kushtia Model Police Station in this incident. It is said that he went to the spot by boat along with senior reporter Sharif Biswas of Channel 24, Hasan Ali of Banglavision, Sabina Yasmin Shyamoli of NTV and a cameraman. There, sand was being lifted by boats with numerous suction machines. After making a video for a while, Talbaria Union Parishad Chairman Abdul Hannan Mandal ordered a total of 6 terrorists including Shamim, Tikka and Sajib to attack. Two of them had their faces covered with towels. They tried to sink the journalist’s boat by ramming it with a speedboat. At that time they tried to kidnap the journalists. A video recording camera and mobile phone were seized. Journalists can come back later with a boat. In connection with the attack on 6 journalists in the Padma River in Kushtia, a complaint was lodged with the Kushtia Model Police Station against 3 other unidentified persons, including the names of Shamim, Tikka and Sajib, with Talbaria Union Parishad Chairman Abdul Hannan Mandal as the main accused. whose number is 43/23. At night, Kushtia Model Police Station OC Syed Ashiqur Rahman said, I have received the complaint, after investigation, action will be taken against the culprits. Meanwhile, the Kushtia Television Journalist Association has called for a human chain program at 11 am on Saturday to protest this attack on behalf of the journalists. Prior to this, various media have broadcasted continuous news about illegal extraction of sand from Padma river. Journalists including Kushtia Television Journalist Association strongly condemned and protested the incident. At 11 o’clock today, the journalists in a human chain at the police station strictly asked the administration to quickly arrest those involved in the incident and demand strict trial.

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