AL men attack govt office over candidate selection

By Maksud Rana 07/11/10

The leaders and activists of ruling Awami league and its youth front Juba League ransacked on Saturday a government office at Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj and assaulted the officer who runs it.
They ransacked the Juba Unnayan Office and assaulted the juba unnayan officer for not selecting the candidates of their choice for the second batch of National Service Programme.
They also disrupted the inauguration of training of the selected candidates.

It was the second such incident by the ruling party men since September 17, when they assaulted the deputy commissioner and several other senor district administration officers in Pabna on the same ground.

The officer at Kashiani could not select the candidates according to a list the local ruling party leaders had given to him.

Local people said that the relief and social welfare secretary of the Kashiani upazila Awami League Sharafat Hossain Lablu, upazila Juba League secretary Amirul Islam, vice-president of SA Khaleque College unit Tuhin Mridha and Kashiani union Awami League secretary Anwar Hossain Aanu, gave a list of candidates of their choice.

They also put pressure on the upazila jubo unnayan officer for selecting the second batch according to the list.

The deputy commissioner of Gopalganj, Sheikh Yusuf Harun and the additional superintendent of police Md Shafiqul Islam visited the Juba Unnayan Office in the afternoon and ordered the police to take action against the attackers.

The juba uunnayan officer Md Sayaduddin told that the AL and Juba League leaders created undue pressure on him and he could not oblige them.

The upazila nirbahi officer, Suvash Chandra Biswas said that the demand of the attackers was not lawful and that punitive action was under process against them.

Kashiani police later said, a case was filed accusing about 40 to 45 people including 10 persons who were identified for their involvement.

According to, Sayad alleged that Sarafat Hossain Lavlu Mridha, Kashiani upazila Awami League’s social welfare secretary, led the attack.

After vandalising the government office twice, the ruling party men staged a demonstration demanding Sayad’s resignation.
At the time the ruling party men damaged government vehicles and property after setting answer scripts and admit cards on fire and snatching mobile phones, wristwatches and money from the candidates


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