Jatiya Party accuses govt of harassment over Sonargaon resort vandalism | The Daily Star
10:51 PM, April 21, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:53 PM, April 21, 2021

Jatiya Party accuses govt of harassment over Sonargaon resort vandalism

Jatiya Party today accused the government of harassing its leaders and activists in Narayanganj's Sonargaon over the vandalism at Royal Resort in Sonargaon.

In a statement, party chairman GM Quader and General Secretary Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu said neither Jatiya Party nor any of its leaders and activists were involved in the attack on Royal Resort in Sonargaon on April 3 following the detention of Hefajat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque with a woman.

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However, they said Jatiya Party's Sonargaon Upazila unit President and Shambhupura Union Parishad Chairman Abdur Rauf and Sonargaon Municipal Jatiya Party Vice President and Municipality Councilor Farooque Ahmed were arrested after they were implicated in "false" cases. "Besides, at least 35 more of our leaders and activists are being harassed in false cases."

The Jatiya Party top leaders demanded the government to immediately release Rauf and Farooque and stop harassing their leaders and workers.

They alleged that Jatiya Party leaders and activists could not stay at home during this holy month of Ramadan amid coronavirus pandemic as police are raiding their houses every night.

GM Quader and Bablu also said family members of the Jatiya Party leaders and activists have become worried over the continuous police raids.

They demanded the government ensure that no innocent person who had no involvement in the resort attack incident is unnecessarily arrested or harassed.

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