Criminal at helm of Natore municipality
Md Ekramul Alam, president of Boraigram upazila BNP, was made administrator of Bonpara Pourashava on December 31, according to a government circular.
Alam is accused in at least seven criminal cases including those for murder, looting and torching houses.
He is accused in Awami League leader Dr Aynal Haque murder case, and cases in connection with torching 47 houses of AL supporters on March 28 and March 29 last year.
Despite the cases, he used to move freely in Boraigram and attend political gatherings before launch of the army-led joint drive. He went into hiding when the anti-crime drive was launched.
Alam came out of his hideout on January 15 and attended a reception by the upazila BNP in the evening. District and local leaders and workers of BNP were present at the reception.