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Panel formed to probe ‘obscenity’ at Patuakhali Shaheed Minar

  • Published at 10:41 pm April 20th, 2019
'Mayor Night' organized at Patuakhali Shaheed Minar as a part of Pohela Boishakh celebration on Thursday, April 18, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Kalapara mayor organizes 'Mayor Night' as a part of Pohela Boishakh celebration

The local administration has initiated a probe body to investigate an allegation of obscenity at the altar of Shaheed Minar in Patuakhali's Kalapara upazila.

Kalapara Mayor Bipul Halder organized an event titled “Mayor Night” on as part of Pohela Boishakh celebration on Thursday. 

The probe committee was formed following the allegations of “inappropriate dances” performed by a girl to a Hindi song at the event which sparked widespread outrage on social media, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Tanvir Rahman.  

The three-member panel was subsequently formed under the instructions of the district administration, he said adding that it has been asked to submit a report by April 23.

However, the mayor could not be contacted for comment.