BCL leaders lock JL office over gambling allegation

Our Correspondent . Barishal | Published: 02:04, Aug 13,2020


Activists of two ruling Awami League front organisations — Bangladesh Chhatra League and Juba League — were locked into a factional dispute over using local Juba League office for gambling and closed the office at Gachhua under Muladi upazila in Barishal.

Nazrul Islam Babu, president of Gachhua union Juba League, alleged that BCL activists led by upazila BCL president Jubayer Ahmmad alias Jewel Rana locked the union JL office on Tuesday afternoon.

They also threw playing cards, carom boards and other items used for gambling and cautioned that if any one used the place for gambling would be handed over to police.

After that BCL activists led by Jubayer locked the office and cautioned to punish if any one tried to unlock the office, the JL leader added.

However, upazila BCL president Jubayer claimed that the locked office was not JL office, it was union BCL office.

He said that they locked the office after local people raised objections about gambling, thereby destroying the image of the organisation and moral of the local youths.

Foyez Uddin Ahmmad, officer-in-charge of Muladi police station, said that they did not receive any allegation in this connection and action would be taken if any one lodged complaints.

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