Maya’s son sued over gunfire, attack on tourist facility

Staff Correspondent

21 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Maya’s son sued over gunfire, attack on tourist facility

A case has been filed against Sajedul Hossain Chowdhury Dipu, son of former minister and central Awami League leader Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, for attacking and firing gunshots at Mohonpur Parjatan Centre in Matlab in an alleged attempt to take control of the facility.

Mohammad Jakir Hossain, manager of the tourism centre, filed the case with the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate Mohammad Hasan of Chandpur, accusing 19 people including Dipu on Wednesday.

Taking cognisance of the case, the court ordered the officer-in-charge of Matlab Uttar Police Station to investigate the matter and submit a report.

The other accused in the case are Jahirabad Union AL president Gazi Muktar Hossain, Kalakanda UP chairman Sobhan Sarkar Suva, Apu Chowdhury, Purba Fatehpur UP chairman Ajmal Hossain Chowdhury, Ahar Khalashi, Shahin Chowdhury, Samrat Gazi, Ajad Khalashi, Kuddus, Chhatra League leader Tamjid Sarkar Riad, Khorshed Chowdhury, Likhan Sarkar, Hossain Member, Mehedi Hasan Kajal, Mamun Shikder, Suman Bepari, Yousuf, Jila Parishad member Minhaj Uddin Khan and Akter Sarkar.

According to the case statement, Dipu Chowdhury has been threatening and intimidating the complainant for several months for taking the control of the Parjatan Centre.

Later, on February 12, the accused persons and more than fifty other miscreants suddenly attacked the property with illegal shotgun, rifle, pistol, revolver, etc, it said.

The attackers then searched for the owner of the property to kill him and opened fire indiscriminately, said the case dossier, adding locals rushed to the spot hearing the sounds of the shooting and miscreants fled the scene.

Shahjahan Kamal, officer-in-charge of Matlab Police Station, told journalists that they recovered six bullet shells from the spot and law is taking its own course.