The leaders and activists of ruling Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies yesterday demanded quick trial of the killers of local BCL leader Imran Hossain.
Imran, joint secretary of upazila unit of BCL and also one of the main organisers of Gono Jagoron Mancha in Gopalpur, was seriously injured during a clash between BNP and AL men in Gopalpur municipal area during a hartal enforced by the BNP-led 18-party on March 19 last year.
Imran Hossain, also a fourth year honours student of Dhaka College in the capital, succumbed to his injuries at Tangail General Hospital on the same day.
To mark his first death anniversary, local BCL arranged various programmes in the upazila headquarters. The programmes included offering of fateha at Imran's grave, doa mehfil, hoisting black flags, wearing black badges, mourning procession and a discussion meeting.
AL lawmaker of Tangail-2 (Gopalpur-Bhuapur) constituency Khandakar Asaduzzaman addressed the discussion meeting in front of the Gopalpur police station as the chief guest.
The speakers at their speeches alleged that the killing of BCL leader Imran was a part of the BNP-Jamaat blueprint to wipe out all voices against the fundamentalism and war criminals.
They also demanded quick disposal of the case filed against the killers of Imran.
Imran's father Akamot Hossain of Jhaoail village filed a case after three days of the killing against 24 leaders and activists of local BNP with Gopalpur police station.
The case was later shifted to detective police (DB) and the law enforcers submitted charge sheet against the accused in the case, police said.