Nandigram upazila chairman suspended
Nandigram Upazila Parished Chairman Nurul Islam Mondol, also ameer of the upazila unit of Jamaat-e-Islam, has been suspended as he is a charge sheeted accused in four cases for vandalism, arson attacks and subversive activities.
Son of Ochim Uddin of Bijrul village, Nurul Islam, 54, was elected chairman of the upazila parishad on February 19 this year. He is now in the district jail.
The suspension letter, issued by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) on November 6, reached the office of the upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) on Monday, upazila parishad sources said.
UNO Md Anwar Hossain told this correspondent that he received the letter in the evening and asked Vice Chairman AK Azad to act as acting chairman of the upazila parishad.
Following a remour that Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee's face was seen in the moon, several thousand Jamaat-Shibir and BNP men came to Nandigram upazila headquarters on March 3 last year.
They vandalised and set the government offices afire and attacked the police station, upazila parishad office and residence of the government staff.
Later, four cases were filed agasint 500 named and and 50,000 unnamed Jamaat-Shibir and BNP men, including upazila Jamaat Ameer Nurul Islam, accusing them of vandalising and setting fire to government offices.
After investigation, police submitted charge sheet to the court agansit Nurul Islam and other accused, said Shajahan Ali, officer in-charge of Nandigram Police Station.