Jubo League yesterday expelled its Dhaka South Organising Secretary Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, who was arrested for running a casino, for breaching the organisation’s discipline and his involvement in anti-social activities, said a press release of the organisation.
The release added that the decision was made at the central committee meeting of the Jubo League, the youth wing of the ruling Awami League.
On Wednesday, Rab arrested Khaled for running a casino in Fakirerpool Young Men’s Club. Khaled, also president of the club, was placed on a seven-day remand on Thursday.
In a fresh raid, Rab busted a torture cell that he allegedly run in a building near Kamalapur Railway Station early Thursday. They also recovered different tools for torture, including two machines to apply electric shock and five sticks.
Rab officials said Khaled used the cell to torture people who refused to give him money as per his demand.
Four cases were filed against Khaled with Motijheel and Gulshan police stations under the firearms, narcotics control and money laundering acts.
Meanwhile, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said the drive against corruption and irregularities would be conducted across the country, reports UNB.
“Everywhere in the country where there’re irregularities and graft, drives will be conducted there. It’s not only for Jubo League and Chhatra League, those who will be found involved in graft in the Awami League will face the same fate,” he made the remarks at a press conference at the party’s Dhanmondi office.
Replying to a query about BNP leaders’ statement that the AL has turned the city (Dhaka) of mosques into a city of casinos, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said, “It’s the BNP who made Dhaka a city of casinos.”
Action will be taken if it is found that the “casino business” was being operated with support from any political leader or anyone from the administration as no godfather will be spared, he said.
Asked whether the AL is embarrassed over the allegations raised against its associated bodies, he said, “We’re happy as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has become more popular with the action she has taken as it has brightened the image of the party and the government.”