'Drug dealers' vandalise UP member's house | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 08, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 08, 2019

'Drug dealers' vandalise UP member's house

His family members, relatives living in fear as no action taken by police

A Union Parishad (UP) member and his family are living in fear as police neither recorded any case nor took any action after six houses belonging to him and his relatives were vandalised in Sultanpur Panchabati village of Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

A group of five to seven youths, led by local drug syndicate member Enayetullah alias Sohel Munsi of the same village, also hurled a number of crude bombs into the houses after setting fire to a haystack and damaging several three-wheelers parked in the house premises, claimed Jamshed Bhuiyan, uncle of UP member Jahangir Alam Bhuiyan, in a written complaint filed with Brahmanbaria Sadar Police Station.

The written complaint was filed as police refused to record a case regarding the incident, UP member Jahangir told this correspondent.  

According to the complaint, UP member Jahangir's family first came under attack by members of the drug syndicate after Jahangir organised an anti-drug meeting in the area in August last year.

Soon after the meeting, on August 25, a group of youths in helmets threw crude bombs on houses belonging to Jahangir and his relatives. Jahangir filed a general diary in this regard the next day.

Wednesday's attack on the same family was a retaliatory response of the drug syndicate, claimed Jahangir's uncle in the complaint. 

Speaking with this correspondent, Jahangir said when the government is taking a tough stance against drug dealers, he is living in fear for being vocal against drug dealers. 

Enayetullah, however, claimed that all the accusations are false and Jahangir himself staged the attacks to put the blame on him.

Contacted, Officer-in-Charge Selim Uddin of the police station said they would take due action once the accusations made in the written complaint are found to be true during investigation.

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