Mohammad Omar Faroque Chowdhury has been relieved from the chairman post of Jubo League, the youth wing of Awami League.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader made the announcement after emerging from a meeting held at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Gono Bhaban residence in Dhaka tonight.
Quader also said Chayan Islam and Harunur Rashid have been made convener and member secretary of the youth wing’s congress preparatory committee scheduled to be held on November 23.
Earlier this afternoon, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, held a meeting with top Jubo League leaders -- presidium members, joint secretaries and organising secretaries -- at her Gono Bhaban residence.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said he age limit for Jubo League leaders and activists has been fixed at 57 years.
On September 18, Rapid Action Battalion arrested Jubo League Dhaka South Organising Secretary Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan at his Gulshan home for running a “casino” at a football club in Fakirerpool of Dhaka.
In response to the arrest, Jubo League Chairman Omar Faroque Chowdhury during a meeting at Darussalam in the capital said, “You [law enforcers] are saying there are 60 casinos in Dhaka. What were you doing all this time? If that is true, the policemen of the police stations and the Rab personnel of the Rab units concerned should be arrested.
“I’ve never seen a casino... I’d love to see one. If you want to arrest me then arrest me ... But you [law enforcers] have given tacit approval to these casinos.”