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Awami League leader’s son held for beating journalist

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:47, Apr 02,2020

 
 

Police arrested the son of Borhanuddin upazila Awami League president from their residence in Borhanuddin town in Bhola Wednesday afternoon on charge of beating a journalist on Tuesday.

The arrested, Nabil Haider, a student of Dhaka University and an activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League, is son of Baramanika union parishad chairman AL leader Jasim Uddin Haider.

Borhanuddin police station officer-in-charge Enamul Huq said that they arrested Nabil, 22, on Wednesday, hours after the journalist, Sagar Chowdhury, editor and publisher of online news portal wnews360.com, lodged a case naming Nabil and five unnamed others for beating him.

Sagar, in his case, alleged that Nabil became angry as he informed the upazila nirbahi officer about providing only 20 kilograms of rice as food support to the fishermen families, instead of 40kg, and he snapped photos of taking away rice from the UP office in the dark of night.

He alleged that Nabil called him over telephone and as he reached in front of Rajmoni Cinema Hall of the upazila town, Nabil and his associates swooped on him and beat him mercilessly.

The local people rescued him and admitted to hospital.

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