Abu-Hanif, Bagerhat Office
In Morelganj of Bagerhat, human chain and demonstrations have been held in Baharbunia Union in connection with the attack on the UP election and vandalism of houses. On Tuesday (April 6) at noon, locals staged a sit-in and protested at the Union’s College Bazaar demanding the punishment of Zakir Faraji. Marufa Begum, wife of Shah Ali Hawladar, who was injured in the attack, filed a case against Zakir Faraji and 12 others.
According to the case sources, Hemayet Hawlader, a supporter of the boat symbol of Bahrabunia village, was returning home after completing his election campaign on March 29 at 8 pm. He attacked UP member Hemayet Uddin. The critically injured are Shah Ali Hawlader (50), Hemayet Hawlader (35) and Chanmia Jomaddar (44). At that time, his elder brother Shah Ali rescued him with the help of the locals and seriously injured him with a sharp weapon. Police went to the spot that night and took control of the situation.
Due to the incident, Zakir Faraji’s wife Mosa: Tanzila Begum became the plaintiff and Union Chhatra League general secretary UP member Md. Masud Billah filed a harassment case against 11 people with Masud as the main accused. Since then, Zakir Faraji and his people have been threatening in various ways.
Speaking at the human chain, Siddiqur Rahman Hawlader, general secretary of Ward 2, former headmaster Gouranga Chandra Mandal, Hemayet Uddin Hawlader, Shah Ali Hawlader, Russell Hawlader and many others said that a group of terrorists led by Zakir Faraji occupied hundreds of bighas of land. Doing various misdeeds. If anyone in the area speaks against him, he is attacked and falsely accused. Now this Zakir Faraji has given a false garland to his wife. The speakers demanded withdrawal of the conspiracy case filed by Zakir Faraji and punishment.
In this regard, Zakir Faraji said, “We, the Awami League, are not outside the party. We demand the administration to investigate the incident properly.”
In this regard, Ripon Talukder, the nominee of the UP chairman’s boat, said, “People of independent candidates have beaten and injured three of my workers.” They are creating anarchy in the area and creating panic among the general voters. The attack was led by Zakir Faraji. We respect the law, the police administration will investigate and take action against the culprits.
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