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Shah Newaz Shahanshah sent to jail

A court ordered to send Shah Newaz Shahanshah, the suspended mayor of Jamalpur's Dewanganj municipality, to jail.

Earlier, police produced him in the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court this afternoon.

After hearing both sides, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mohammad Jasim rejected his bail plea and send him to jail.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Shah Newaz Shahanshah along with illegal durgs and cash from a hotel in the city on Thursday last.

A case was filed against him on December 17 following the occurrence of insulting the education official whom the mayor slapped.

Earlier on December 16, the mayor along with his companions went to thelocal Shaheed Minar on Dewanganj Govt High School premises to place wreaths when the education official was announcing names of different organizationsaccording to the list.

But, the mayor became angry when the name of the municipality came at number five.

For this reason, at one stage, Shahanshah slapped the education official amid huge public gathering.

On December 21, Local Government Division (LGD) suspended Shahanshah from his mayoral post while the ruling Awami League (AL) also excluded him from the party.