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AL expels Dewanganj mayor for assaulting edn officer

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 21 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Jamalpur district Awami League on Monday expelled Dewanganj Municipality Mayor Shahnewaz Shahanshah from the party for assaulting upazila education officer at a Victory Day celebration event.

A statement signed by Jamalpur district Awami League President Muhammad Baki Billah and General Secretary Faruk Ahmed Chowdhury said on the day.

“Shahanshah was expelled for engaging in unlawful activities that breached the party’s discipline,” said the press release.

The incident has tarnished Awami League’s image and embarrassed the party, the statement reads.

Earlier on Thursday, Mayor Shahanshah slapped and assaulted Upazila Secondary Education Officer Meher Ullah at a Victory Day event for announcing his name at number five.

The mayor hurled abuses at the officer, presenter of the event held on the Dewanganj Government High School premises, before assaulting him.

Meher Ullah filed a case on the same day.