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Counter case filed over Fakhrul’s motorcade attack

  • Published at 08:02 pm June 22nd, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:05 pm June 22nd, 2017
Counter case filed over Fakhrul’s motorcade attack
A counter case was filed Thursday afternoon over the attack on BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s motorcade in Chittagong’s Rangunia upazila on June 18. Md Mohsin, son of Nurul Alam of Ichhakhali in Rangunia upazila, filed the case with Chittagong Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate ASM Shahidulla’s court. The plaintiff’s counsel, Nikhil Kumar Nath, claimed that the motorcade hit two people including the plaintiff while crossing Rangunia Upazila Health Complex. The two were later admitted to the health complex. Twenty-six people were implicated in the case including BNP Rangunia upazila unit President Shawkat Ali Noor along with 10-15 unnamed persons. The case was filed under Section 4 and 5 of the Law and order Disruption (Speedy Trial) (Amendment) Act 2014. The court on Thursday took the case into cognizance and asked the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate. A motorcade carrying a BNP delegation comprising of the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was attacked at Shantirhat of Rangunia upazila in Chittagong on June 18. On Wednesday Advocate Enamul Haque, joint convener of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, filed a case with Chittagong Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate ASM Shahidulla’s court over the attack. Twenty-six people were implicated, along with 25-30 unnamed people, in the case also filed under Section 4 and 5 of the Law and order Disruption (Speedy Trial) (Amendment) Act 2014. The plaintiff claimed the attack was politically motivated and that the attackers were affiliated with the ruling party. The plaintiff also claimed that the attackers are residents of Rangunia upazila. The court on Wednesday asked the PBI to investigate the case and submit a report by July 18. Adviser Major General (Retd) Ruhul Alam Chowdhury and the party’s Chittagong divisional unit Organising Secretary Mahbuber Rahman Shamim were injured during the attack. Fakhrul termed the incident an attack on the people who think freely and oppose the government. Blaming the ruling party for the attack, he said: “This is not a personal attack but an attack on democracy. It is an attack on freethinkers and also on those who oppose the government.”