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POST TIME: 8 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 7 November, 2019 11:51:38 PM
News in brief
UNB, Chandpur

News in brief

Students block road to protect school from grabbers

UNB, Chandpur

Students and guardians of a school here on Wednesday blockaded the Chandpur-Cumilla regional highway in a bid to protect the property of Ashikati Government School of Ashikati union under Sadar upazila from local grabbers.

Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in the huge queue and the passengers faced extreme sufferings due to the blockade using felled tree logs from 12pm to 1.30pm.

Being informed, Chandpur Upazila Parishad Chairman Nurul Islam Nazim Dewan, Sadar Upazila Nibahi Office Kaniz Fatema, District Assistant Primary Education Officer Farid Uddin Ahmed and OC of Chandpur Model Police Station Md Nasim Uddin rushed to the spot and talked to the teachers and guardians to resolve the issue.

On assurance from the authority to resolve the issue on Thursday, the students withdrew the blockade. Later, police and local people removed the tree log and traffic movement resumed on the route.

“I have applied to the concerned offices including the Deputy Commissioner as the school’s property was not included in ‘B.S. Khatian’ and a case is running at the Chandpur Land Survey Tribunal to resolve the matter properly. However, despite that, members of an organised land grabbers’ group obstruct us whenever effort is made to start infrastructure development work for the school,” said Headmistress of the school Lutfa Begum.

2 more held over Bhola clash

UNB, Bhola

Police arrested two persons in cases filed over the recent clash between police and demonstrating locals in Borhanuddin upazila that claimed four lives and left 200 injured.

The arrestees were identified as Masum Billah, 22, and Naim, 22. They were produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate court on Wednesday with a 5-day remand prayer.

They were sent to jail as the hearing did not take place.

Enamul Haque, officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin Police Station, said police arrested Masum from a market in 7 no. ward of Borhanuddin municipality after scrutinising the video footage of the incident and Naim from the court area of nearby Char Fasson municipality on Tuesday night.

With this, seven people have so far been arrested in two separate cases filed over the incident.

Four people were killed and more than 200 others injured on October 20 in the clash between police and demonstrating locals who were demanding punishment of a youth in Borhanuddin upazila for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on Facebook.