Whip hired people to foil FFs’ programme!

Staff Correspondent

10 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Whip hired people to foil FFs’ programme!

Freedom fighters, their family members and people from all walks of life stage demonstrations in Chattogram city on Wednesday demanding immediate arrest and exemplary punishment to Jatiya Sangsad Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and his son Nazmul Haque Chowdhury Sharun for threatening to kill freedom fighter Shamsuddin Ahmed. – Rabin chowdhury

CHATTOGRAM: After insulting a freedom fighter, Jatiya Sangsad Whip Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury and his son Nazmul Hoque Chowdhury Sharun have reportedly hired people to foil a prescheduled programme organised to protest the insult to the freedom fighter.

Not only that, the whip family also organised a traditional feast ‘Mezban’ for the hired people at a community center in Patiya, said sources. The followers of whip started gathering the hired people including children and teenagers in the city’s Jamal Khan intersection through buses and microbuses.

Sources informed that the whip family arranged several buses from each union to bring the people in a bid to foil the programme organised by the freedom fighters, their family members and people from all walks of life.

Haidgaon Union Awami League Convener Mahmudur Rahman Hafez, Joint convenor BM Jashim, UP Chairman Mohammad Selim, Councillor Gofran Rana and former Municipality Mayor Professor Md Harun coordinated the event and brought the people.

Some teenagers were seen holding placards and banners with the name and photos of Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury.

The teenagers said they had lunch at a community centre in Patiya and came to the programme with a ‘big brother.’

South district Chhatra League leader Abdullah Al Noman brought them to the city and everyone was paid Tk 1,000, they said.

Mentionable, freedom fighters, their family members and people from all walks of life under the banner of ‘Bir Muktijoddha Samman Sangrakkhan Parishad’ organised a human chain and rally in front of Chattogram Press Club on Wednesday afternoon to protest the threat to kill freedom fighter and senior Awami League (AL) leader Shamsuddin Ahmed by Whip Shamsul and his son Sharun.

But, police didn’t allow them there as another organisation reportedly patronised by Shamsul and his family announced to hold programme at the same place.

Shamsul and his family misused police in this regard, alleged sources.

The organisation under the patronage of Shamsu held meeting blocking road near the Press Club later.

The Parishad leaders formed a human chain in front of Cheragi Pahar intersection. As they wanted to go to the Press Club police barred them.

Later, they held a rally and human chain in front of the house of Chattogram City Awami League President Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury and Wasa intersection.

The Parishad leaders alleged that though police barred the freedom fighters’ programme, they allowed the Shamsul’s men to hold rally some 100 yards off the Press Club.