Lakhai tense as agitation against UZ chairman on
Locals of Lakhai upazila in Habiganj district continued agitation for the fourth day yesterday demanding resignation of upazila Chairman Rafique for 'arranging' arrest of local Jubo League leader Milon Miah that led to the death of Milon's elderly father five days ago.
Milon Miah on Tuesday night filed a case with Lakhai Police Station against the chairman on charge of demanding Tk 5 lakh as toll.
Authorities yesterday clamped Section 144 in and around the upazila parishad complex area as the protesters had announced a rally at Muriauk Helipad Maidan to press for the resignation of upazila Chairman Rafique Ahmed.
The agitators later arranged the rally at nearby Kalauk Nurani Madrasa ground where speakers declared the chairman 'persona non grata' and demanded his arrest within 24 hours.
The agitators also demanded withdrawal of the officer-in-charge and a sub-inspector of Lakhai Police Station.
Upazila Durniti Protirodh Committee chief Shafiqul Islam Joj Miah presided over the rally while Korab UP Chairman and upazila AL General Secretary Mushfiqul Alam Azad, Bamoi UP Chairman Mahfuzul Alam, Bulla UP Chairman Morshed Kamar Talukder, Muriauk UP Chairman Nuruzzaman Mollah, Upazila Jubo League President Shah Reza Uddin Dulal spoke, among others.
Locals alleged that five days ago upazila Chairman Rafique got upazila Jubo League Joint Convener Milon Miah arrested as a sequel to previous enmity.
As Sub-Inspector Zakir Hossain took him to the police station, Milon's elderly father Bolu Miah suffered a severe heart attack that caused his death in a shirt time. The police then released Milon.
There was no complaint against the Jubo League leader, locals said.