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.
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.