Case filed, police still clueless
Police are yet to find any clue regarding the attack on AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem, a central leader of the ruling Awami League, who was shot on Thursday morning.
The victim's uncle Nasir Ahmed filed a case with Dhanmondi Police Station accusing three unknown persons last night.
Meanwhile, senior AL leaders, at a rally organised to protest the attack, have advised party men to remain alert, united and careful so that none can attack them.
Shameem, also a former president of Bangladesh Chhatra League, was shot by unidentified gunmen while he was going to his Stamford University office from his nearby Dhanmondi residence in the capital.
He has been undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital with two bullet wounds in his left hand.
There is no notable development in the shooting incident. Police are trying to identify the attackers, said Abu Bakar Siddique, officer-in-charge of the police station, yesterday.
He said they will use the CCTV footage which captured blurred images of three persons at the spot when the incident took place in front of Ibn Sina Diagnostic and Imaging Centre.
No case has been filed yet.
Meanwhile, Shameem's condition has improved slightly, said his brother Asraful Hoque Sium, also registrar of cardiac surgery at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases.
"But, if his wounds get infected, his hand may have to be amputated," he expressed fear quoting doctors at CMH.
Activists of AL, Jubo League and Chhatra League demonstrated at Shameem's hometown, Shakhipur, demanding immediate arrest of the shooters, said Samir Sarker, officer-in-charge of Shakhipur Police Station.
On the other hand, at the rally in front of the party's central office on Bangabandhu Avenue, the AL leaders expressed worry that anti-liberation forces and BNP men might try to destabilise the country through launching hidden attacks on AL men.
Dhaka City AL organised the rally.
Addressing the rally, AL Presidium Member Shahara Khatun held BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia responsible for the attack on Shameem.
“For what reason she [Khaleda] organised the attack on my brother [Shameem]? What does she want?” questioned Shahara, a former home minister.
AL Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said BNP-Jamaat men might be involved in the attack on Shameem as they spoke about 'hidden attacks' several times in the past. He urged law enforcers to investigate the attack keeping this in mind.
Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, AL organising secretary, and other AL leaders and ministers addressed the rally.