Local govt head from Jokiganj Bnp suspended for 'violence'

Local govt head from Jokiganj Bnp suspended for ‘violence’


Jokiganj upazila chairman and BNP leader Iqbal Ahmed was suspended on Sunday as he has been indicted in the charge sheet of a case in connection with violence.Iqbal Ahmed, former president of Jokiganj upazila BNP and a present member of the present convening committee, has been accused in a case for a clash that took place in the upazila after the organising secretary of BNP’s central committee M Ilias Ali went missing since on April 17, 2012 midnight from Dhaka’s posh Gulshan area. He remains untraced ever since.
Awami League’s upazila unit leader filed a case in connection with the clash accusing Iqbal. Bpn leaders accused the security forces of kidnapping Ilias Ali along with the driver of his car.
A Sylhet court recently accepted the charge sheet of the case.
Later, the Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry suspended him in this connection.
Upazila nirbahi officer Titon Khisa said he received a letter from the ministry in this connection.- UNB


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