Unidentified miscreants vandalized nine cars, security cameras, furniture, ornaments, windows, and doors
The family residence of Chittagong-based executed war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and his brother Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury, a BNP vice chairman, was vandalized on Wednesday evening.
Nurul Islam, a caretaker of the house located in Goods Hill in the Chittagong city, told the Dhaka Tribune that a group of 70-80 armed miscreants attacked the premises around 7:30pm. The attack lasted for half an hour
He said: “They vandalized nine cars, the CCTV cameras, furniture, ornaments, windows, and the doors.
“Only the wife of Saifuddin Quader Chowdhury – younger brother of Salauddin Quader - was inside the house during the attack.”
Earlier in the day, a case was filed against BNP Vice Chairman Giasuddin for allegedly threatening Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday, saying her fate would be worse compared to her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The Chittagong city chapter of BNP held the Awami League responsible for the attack on Goods Hill, where BNP leader Giasuddin Quader resides.
Abu Sufian, senior vice president of Chittagong BNP, told the Dhaka Tribune: “Awami League has established a reign of terror all over the country. We condemn the cowardly attack on the house. The perpetrators should be brought to book without delay.”
Dr Shahadat Hossain, president of Chittagong BNP, said they were horrified by the act of ransacking carried out on the residence of Giasuddin Quader.
Kotwali police station Officer-in-Charge Mohammad Mohsin said a group of 20 to 30 youths went berserk and attacked the house. Though he did not specify what he believed to have caused the group to go berserk. The police have not arrested anyone.
Chittagong Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner (Kotwali circle) Jahangir Alam told the Dhaka Tribune that residents have not filed any complaints with the police.