Shibalaya UNO showcaused, agri officer suspended
The district administration yesterday issued a showcause notice to Shibalaya Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Soleman Khan and suspended upazila Agriculture Officer Nurul Islam Mollah for neglect of duties in distribution of fertiliser to the farmers.
The district administration also removed Uthuli Union Parishad Chairman Chand Mia from his post on the same grounds.
Deputy Commissioner M Ataur Rahman took actions against the three following Thursdays agitation by the farmers demanding supply of fertiliser.
On Thursday, hundreds of farmers blocked Dhaka-Aricha Highway for an hour and a half at Uthuli bus stand in Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj and assaulted the UNO protesting short supply of fertiliser.
They also confined the UNO and a fertiliser dealer to shops at the bus stand.