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BNP is meant for looting state assets, says Hanif

BSS, Kushtia

Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif today said BNP was founded with an ulterior motive to plunder the country’s assets contrary to the interests of the people.

“The frequent comments and thoughts of BNP leaders and workers manifest the very nature of the party which was established to indulge in the looting of state assets and protect the defeated forces of 1971,” he said while addressing a rally at Kumarkhali Bus Station here.

Speaking as the chief guest, Hanif said the mindset of BNP leaders simply goes against the country’s development and changing the fortunes of its people. “They (BNP leaders) are always prone to gain their personal interest as they did it in the past,” he added.

The AL leader categorically said that BNP would not be able to hide its wrongdoings resorting to the lame excuse of upholding democracy.

Ongoing trials of BNP leaders and workers, who were involved in wrongdoings, would continue and that is why many of them must face the music, Hanif said.

Man gets life in Mymensingh

Our Correspondent, Mymensingh

A court in Mymensingh yesterday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for attacking a medical student in 2014.

The convict was identified as Abu Sayed Limon, son of Abdul Jobber of Mymensingh city’s  Bhatikashor Alia Madrasa area.  The court also fined the convict Tk 50,000, in default to suffer six months more in jail.

Mohammad Nurul Amin Biplob, Second Additional District and Sessions Judge delivered the verdict yesterday noon, said Sheikh Kabirul Islam, court inspector of Mymensingh.

The case story said Abu Sayed Limon hacked Reza Hasan Tokey, a fourth year student of Mymensingh Medical College indiscriminately over land dispute when Taki was on his way to college on June 14 in 2014.

Tokey was rushed to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital immediately from where he was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). After treating at DMCH for six months, he was treated at a Singapore General Hospital for two months.

Tokey’s brother-in-law Kabir Hossain lodged a case with Kotwali Police Station accusing Limon the following day.

After investigation, police pressed a charge-sheet against Limon in the same year.

‘Arms peddler’ held with arms

OUR CORRESPONDENT, Chapainawabganj

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an alleged arms peddler with three foreign pistols, a one shooter gun, three magazines and 16 rounds of bullet from Koilabari village in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district yesterday morning.

The arrested person is Md Mojibur Rahman, 32, son of Md Fazlur Rahman of the area.

RAB sources said acting on a tip off, an operation team of RAB-5 from Chapainawabganj camp raided Koilabari area at 6am and arrested Mojibur with the arms and ammunition. Later, the arrested person was handed over to Shibganj police station with a case.

Sweeper found hanging at upazila livestock office

UNB, Pabna

A sweeper of Upazila Livestock office was found hanging at the office in Sadar upazila yesterday.

The deceased was identified as Selim Reza, 25, son of Tujam Uddin of Char Gorgari village in the upazila.

Mahmudul Islam, a livestock officer of district Livestock office, said Nazmul Hossain, a veterinary doctor, entered the office in the morning and found Selim hanging from the ceiling of the office.

 

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