Jatiya party Chairman and Prime Minister's Special Envoy Hussein Muhammad Ershad on Sunday demanded immediate arrest and punishment of the attackers on JP leader SM Yasser.
He made the demand while visiting seriously injured Member-secretary of Rangpur city unit of Jatiya Party S M Yasser now undergoing treatment at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH), BSS reports.
Earlier, a group of terrorists attacked Yasser while he was returning home after offering Fateha at his father's grave at Munshipara Central Graveyard in the city after Juma prayers on Friday last.
Presidium Member of JP and former Minister GM Kader and local leaders of JP and its associate organisations accompanied Ershad during his visit to the RMCH.
Ershad enquired about health conditions of Yasser and extended support to the dawn-to-dusk hartal on Thursday next as announced by the district and city units of JP from a protest rally arranged today in protest against the terrorist attacks.
Earlier, the district city units of JP today brought out a protest rally from district JP Office on the Central Road in protest against the attacks on Yasser at Katchari Bazaar zero point in the city.
Presided over by Convener of district JP Mofazzal Hossain Master, its Member-secretary and former lawmaker Hossain Mokbul Shahriar Asif, Convener of city JP Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa, other district and city unit of JP addressed the rally.
The speakers strongly criticised the law enforcement agencies for their failure in arresting the criminals behind the attacks on SM Yasser during the past three days and demanded immediate arrests them.