UP member assaulted for dropping names
At least ten solvent villagers under Raimanpur union have been sued for allegedly assaulting a union parishad (UP) member in Sadar upazila of the district.
Ramjan Ali, 45, a member of Ward No-1 under Rahimanpur UP, filed the case against 8/10 people with Sadar Police Station on Wednesday night.
The accused include Enamul Islam, 35, his younger brother Anwarul Islam, 28, Al-Amin, 30, and his brother Abdur Rauf, 24, of the area.
Ramjan said as per instruction of the upazila administration he dropped 32 illegal recipients' names, who were not eligible to get cheap rate rice meant for the ultra-poor people, from the special card holders list and replaced 32 poor people in stead.
Angered by the decision, a group of 8/10 people, including Enamul and the three others, beat him up at the UP Complex premises around 3:30pm, added Ramjan.
Officer-in-Charge Moshiur Rahman of Sadar Police Station said after investigation they would take legal steps against the accused.
Earlier, at least 2,194 solvent people in 21 unions, including 275 in Rahimanpur UP union, were made to return their special cards, meant for providing cheap rate rice for the low-income group people.
Under the programme special card holders would get 30 kg of rice a month at Tk 10 per kg during September-November and March-April.