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Dupchanchia mayor accused of concealing case information

  • Published at 01:27 am January 25th, 2020
Jahangir Alam
Jahangir Alam Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP) backed Jahangir Alam was unofficially elected with 6,656 votes in the municipality mayor’s election on January 13

Newly elected Mayor Jahangir Alam of Bogra’s Dupchanchia municipality has been accused of concealing information about cases filed against him in his election affidavit.

Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP) backed Jahangir Alam was unofficially elected with 6,656 votes in the municipality mayor’s election on January 13.

Jahangir's nearest competitor, former mayor and independent candidate Belal Hossain bagged 5,642 votes and Awami League backed Enamul Haque Rana got 1,029 votes.

According to court sources, Jahangir Alam, in his affidavit, included information on three ongoing cases against him, and five other cases in which he was acquitted.

Jahangir allegedly hid information of a case where he was sentenced to two years in prison, and another in which he submitted a forged high court stay order to stop the case proceedings.

On these accusations, Jahangir Alam said that his opponents are spreading false propaganda against him.

Jahangir's opponent Belal Hossain, however, said that they will file a case with the election tribunal against Jahangir on Sunday for concealing information and submitting a forged court order in his affidavit.