A case was filed against him under the Digital Security Act last week
Tangail Municipality Panel Mayor Hafizur Rahman Swapan has been expelled from the Awami League for defaming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The expulsion was announced on Sunday through a letter signed by Tangail district unit Awami League President Fazlur Rahman Khan Faruque and General Secretary advocate Zoherul Islam MP.
Panel mayor Hafizur Rahman was the vice-president of Tangail city unit Awami League.
On Wednesday, Tangail Municipality Councillor Atiqur Rahman Morshed filed a case against Hafizur under the Digital Security Act with Tangail Sadar police station for insulting the prime minister.
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On June 5, Hafizur slandered and made remarks belittling the prime minister while talking over phone with Mofizur Rahman, the son-in-law of a land owner, regarding land survey in Akurtakur area of the city.
His statement spread on social media and caused uproar among the leaders and workers of different levels of the ruling party.
Mofizur filed a general diary with Tangail Sadar police station on Wednesday accusing the panel mayor of threatening him over the phone on June 5.
A former Chhatra Dal leader, Hafizur joined the Awami League in June 2014. He got the post of joint general secretary and later became vice-president of the city unit Awami League.