Khagrachhari AL men demand removal of hill council chief, 3 aides | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, October 25, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, October 25, 2009

Khagrachhari AL men demand removal of hill council chief, 3 aides

Memo to PM to meet six-point demand


Leaders and activists of ruling Awami League demonstrate in front of the office of Khagrachhari Hill District Council (KHDC) yesterday to press home their six-point demand including removal of KHDC chairman and three councillors.Photo: STAR

Leaders and activists of Awami League upazila units under Khagrachhari district yesterday sent a memorandum to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through the deputy commissioner demanding removal of the chairman of Khagrachhari Hill District Council (KHDC) and its three councillors for their alleged involvement in corruption and patronising the JMB militants.
The AL men, led by Matiranga upazila unit President Md Shamsul Haq, submitted the memorandum containing five other demands to DC Mohammad Abdulla.
The other demands include stoppage of all kinds of recruitment and tender process under KHDC and implementation of developing project, and investigation into 'corruption' by KHDC chairmen and councillors.
They alleged that incumbent KHDC Chairman Ruhity Karbary, also the vice-chairman of BNP Mohalchhari unit, and councillor Abu Bakar Siddique, also a leader of Jamaat Ramgarh unit, have given shelter to JMB militants and are providing financial assistance to them.
The two other councilors--Animesh Dewan and Sanu Mong Marma--belong to opposition BNP. Animesh is the vice-president of Sadar upazila BNP while Sanu Mong is the organising secretary of Jubo Dal Khagrachhari unit.
The AL men also sent the copies of the memorandum to adviser to the prime minister Dr Alauddin, law minister, local government minister, state minister for CHT affairs and chairman of the Refugee Affairs Taskforce.
Earlier, at least 1,000 AL activists laid siege to the KHDC office and held a rally on its premises with Khagrachhari pourasava AL President Tapan Kanti Dey in the chair.

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