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12:00 AM, February 02, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:45 AM, February 02, 2021

Threatened, MP files GD against Gouripur mayor-elect

A lawmaker from Mymensingh-3 lodged a general diary on Saturday against the new elected Gouripur Municipality mayor Syed Rafiqul Islam for allegedly threatening him.

Nazim Uddin Ahmed, the lawmaker of Gouripur constituency, filed the GD with Kotwali Police Station as Rafiqul "threatened the local lawmaker and his son with death" over political rivalry.

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The municipality election was held that same day and Rafiqul, for the third consecutive time, was elected mayor. He contested as an independent candidate.

In the general diary, Nazim, also a freedom fighter, alleged that around 4:15pm on Saturday, the newly elected mayor called him (lawmaker) over phone and said, "You have ruined my life. I never forgive you. I will see you and your son [Tanjir Ahmed Rajib]. There will be blood and you will be responsible."

Police sent the GD to Cognizance Court of No-1 of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court yesterday but no order was passed yet, said Md Faruq Hossain, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Kotwali Police Station.

Syed Rafiqul Islam is one of the accused in sensational murder of Gouripur's Swechchhasebok League secretary Masudur Rahman Shuvra, 28, on October 17 last year.

On October 19, the victim's brother, Abidur Rahman, filed a murder case with Gouripur Police Station against 14 people, including Rafiqul and Riyaduzzaman Riyad, joint convener of Gouripur's BNP and also chairman of Moilakanda Union Parishad.

On the same day, Rafiqul, also president of Gouripur municipality AL, was suspended from his post in the party in connection with the murder of Shuvra.

Contacted, Rafiqul said three union parishad chairmen, including one ex-chairman, were detained from the Gouripur Govt College centre when they went there to snatch ballot boxes.

"Breaking election rules, the lawmaker had been staying in Gouripur and when he and his son attempted to enter Pilot Girls' High School, I informed the administration and police.

"In the afternoon, I phoned him saying he cannot do this and if any untoward incident takes place, he would be responsible. But I did not do anything to prompt the lawmaker to file a GD against me," he said.

About the Shuvra murder case, he said the people with ulterior motives falsely implicated to harass him and destroy his life and political career. As people voted for him for the third time, opposing people are now busy with fresh conspiracies against him, he alleged.

Contacted, MP Nazim said he had no political rivalry with the mayor.


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