Absconding Bangladesh Hockey Federation general secretary AKM Mominul Haque Shaeed accused joint secretary Mohammad Yousuf of making a ploy to usurp his position.
Lawyer Refayetul Karim Lenin made the allegation on behalf of Shaeed in his formal reply of a letter sent to the fugitive official.
Yousuf, who is holding the post of acting general secretary, sent a letter to Shaeed on July 15 in a plain paper, asking him to explain the reasons for his absence in four executive committee meetings.
In his reply, Shaeed’s lawyer Lenin said his client had already sent a letter to BHF president in December last year seeking leave, where he sufficiently explained reasons for his absence and his commitment in serving the federation.
Insisting that the BHF constitution has no provision for acting general secretary post, Lenin said, Yousuf’s letter to his client is an ‘imaginary post’ and created for ‘usurping the post.’
Shaeed is on the run since September 2019 when law enforcers found his involvement in running the casinos in different sporting clubs.
The authorities sealed six clubs, including Arambagh Krira Sangha and the Dilkusha Sporting Club, with which Shaeed was directly involved.
‘Yousuf has no right to send such a letter to my client,’ Lenin told New Age.
Yousuf and any other senior BHF officials were not available for comment.
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