Stern action for spreading rumour over Padma Bridge: Quader
07:30 PM, July 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:13 PM, July 11, 2019

Stern action for spreading rumour over Padma Bridge: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today warned of stern action against the people who are spreading rumour on “human sacrifice” for Padma Bridge construction.

“The people who are spreading such rumour will not be spared and they must face punishment,” he said while talking to reporters after a programme at Setu Bhaban in Dhaka.

Quader, also general secretary of ruling Awami League, said the Bridge Division under the ministry has already talked to different intelligent agencies and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to find out the people behind the rumour.

Besides, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also gave a directive to law enforcement agencies for taking steps in this regard, the minister said.

He, however, said the law enforcers have detained a person in this connection.

Quader, without mentioning any name, said they are now spreading rumours after a debacle in the December 30 national election and being failed to wage movement.

On July 9, the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges, in a notice, urged the country people not to pay heed to the rumour about the need for a human sacrifice for the Padma Bridge project, reports UNB.

The ministry also said it has noticed that propaganda is being spread by a certain group on social media. "It's a rumour. Spreading such rumour is a criminal offence,” the ministry said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today warned of taking action against the people who are spreading a rumour that human heads will be used in the construction of the Padma Bridge.

“The people who are spreading such rumour over the Padma Bridge will not be spared and they will must face punishment,” he said while talking to reporters after attending a contract signing ceremony regarding the project at Setu Bhaban in the capital.

Quader, also Awami League General Secretary, said the Bridge Division under the ministry has already talked to different intelligent agencies and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to trach the certain people who are spreading rumour and arrest them.

Besides, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave a directive to take steps in this regard, the minister said.

He said the law enforcers have arrested a person regarding to the matter but his political identity was not found.

Quader said they (BNP) are now spreading rumours after being failed to win the general election and to stage the anti-government movement.

However, the minister did not directly blame the BNP and its alliance parties over the recent rumour of the Padma Bridge.

On July 9, the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges urged the people not to pay heed to a rumour about the need for human sacrifice for the Padma Bridge project.

A notice, signed by Project Director Md Shafikul Islam, was issued on the day.

The ministry said it had noticed propaganda by a certain group on social media. "It's a rumour. Spreading such rumour is a criminal offence," the ministry said, requesting people not to believe in it.

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