Saturday, March 31, 2007

The axe now turns to militant patrons, godfathers -- ex BNP minister, BNP leader Shis Mohammad were sued by JMJB torture victim


Barrister Aminul Haque

The action against patrons and godfathers of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahidin, Bangladesh is to start soon. The executions of Six top Jama'atul Mujahidin, Bangladesh (JMB) militants on late Thursday marked the end of the country's firt overtly run militancy campaign that rattled the nation through a series of blasts and suicide bombings in 2005. The axe now turns to its patrons.

Ex-BNP post and tele-communication minister Barrister Aminul Haque and Rajshahi district BNP general secretary Shis Mohammad were sued at Bagmara police station in Rajshahi on Friday night for patronising Siddikul Ialam Bangla Bhai’s Jagrata Muslim Janata, Bangladesh (JMJB) in 2004.

They who were earlier named by Bangla Bhai as patrons of Jama’atul Mujahidin, Bangladesh were alleged in the case for masterminding JMJB operations in Rajshahi, Naogaon and Natore in 2004 and patronising militants.

Other 26 militants were also accused in the case that was filed by JMJB torture-victim Fazlur Rahman, 43, a poor farmer of Hasanpur village in Bagmara under Sections 143, 342, 364, 385-387, 323-326, 307, 120 (B), 109 [34] of Bangladesh Penal Code for his kidnap, ‘inhuman torture’, demanding ransom of Tk 2 lakh.

The plaintiff, an Awami League adherent alleged, total 28 accused persons orchestrated his kidnap, torture and extortion in collaboration with each other with an ulterior political motive.

He said, Barrister Aminul and Shis Mohammad held meetings with JMJB leaders before his torture as they used to meet for hatching plots of JMJB activities.

Five militants were held in early hours yesterday following the case while four others were caught before over other cases of murder and police assault, said officer-in-charge of Bagmara PS Mirza Golam Sarwar said,

“Our haunt for other accused is still on”, he said and denied to disclose names of other accused for sake of investigation.

Five arrestees were identified as Akram Hossain, 32 Amjad Hossain, 35, Afzal Hossain, 47 of Hasanpur, Nazrul Islam, 38 of Goalpara in Bagmara of Rajshahi, and Mizanur Rahman, 40 of Kalupara of Manda upazila in Naogaon. A court sent them to jail custody in the afternoon yesterday.

Four others are -- Mustafijur Rahman alias Killer Mustak, Prof Lutfar Rahman, Abdus Sattar, and 1971 war collaborator Ramjan Kaya’s son Korban Ali of Bagmara.

The other accused include three other BNP leaders and two union council chairmen.

Plaintiff Fazlur Rahman is one of many, who were tortured by Bangla Bhai and his men. The tortures of Bangla Bhai left him badly maimed.

Bangla Bhai himself and JMJB thugs kidnapped him on April 20, 2004 and took to their torture camp, set up at house of 1971 war collaborator Ramzan Kaya at Hamirkutsa.

"You are a Sarbohara [outlaw]. Where is your arms and ammunition?" Bangla Bhai asked him in the night.

"I am just a poor farmer and a supporter of Awami League. I never worked for any underground party," he replied.

"No, we know you are a Sarbohara and you must admit it to us."

As he was denying, he was asked to pay a ransom of Tk 2 lakh.

Still denied, Bangla Bhai started beating. As other armed zealots joined the beating, Rahman soon fainted.

On the following day, they hung him upside down with a bamboo fence and again beaten up until fainting.

His wife Kotsna Begum rescued him later from bank of a pond near the camp and took him upazila health complex.

He was later treated at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and Bangladesh Rehabilitation Centre for Trauma (BRCT) in Dhaka.

The police held some of the bigots after filing a case in 2005, but all of them walked out of jail on bail and later police submitted final report in the case for want of witnesses.
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Friday, March 30, 2007

Two JMB held for uniting after hanging

Police arrested two other top JMB members and associates of Siddikul Islam Bangla Bhai from Bagmara upazila yesterday.

They are – Mobarak Ali, 40 of Goalkandi and Mohammad Ali, 42, Konabaria in Bagmara upazila. They were held at around 12pm. With them, a total of 20 Bangla Bhai’s associates were held in recent crackdown.

Officer-in-charge of Bagmara police station Mirza Glam Sarwar PPM said, they were arrested following a tip off that movement of militants was increased after hanging of top JMB leaders.

He informed, the two were also accused in three cases of Mukul murder, attempt to murder Sripur union chairman Makbul Hossain Mridha and police assault of Bhawaniganj.

Mobarak and Mohammad were hiding since Bangla Bhai went underground from so-called Bagmara operations in 2004.
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JMB men hanged, buried



Crowd started flocking in at Kornipara in Gabtali upazila of Bogra as the Rapid Action Battalion members took body of Siddikul Islam Bangla Bhai at his home in the morning.


Iftekhar Hasan Mamun's family members are lamenting as relatives and neighbours gathered to see what a fate Mamun chose for establishing Islam in an anti-Islamic way...
Mamun

Bodies of Shayakh Abdur Rahman, Siddiqul Islam, popularly known as Bangla Bhai, Rahman's brother Ataur Rahman Sunny, son-in-law Abdul Awal, and other Jama'atul Mujahidin, Bangladesh cohorts -- Khaled Saifullah, Iftekhar Hasan Al Mamun were hanged midnight last.
Their bodies were also buried at their respective village homes. Siddikul Islam Bangla Bhai was laid down in Kornipara in Bogra.
Body of JMB Majlish-e Sura member Abdul Awal was handed over to his brother Abdul Mannan at around 5.30am at Kaliganj of Shingra upazila in Natore district.

He was son-in-law of JMB chief Shayakh Abdur Rahman. His namaj-e Janaja was held at Manamali Institute field in presence of several hundred people and was buried at his family graveyard.

Body of JMB’s suicide squad member Iftekhar Hasan Al Mamun was buried at Khojapur graveyard in Rajshahi city hurriedly hours before the Juma prayers following brewing up discontent among his family members.

A police source said, Police feared of untoward situation as Dasmari areas is dominated by Shibir cadres and there was a former training camp of JMB near Mamun’s house.

Mamun’s family members were announcing that his namaj-e janaja will be held after Jum’a prayers from the morning. But at around 10.15am, senior police officials rushed to their house suddenly and asked for arranging burial immediately.

At around 11am, Mamun’s namaj-e janaja was held amid presence of several hundred people and later buried at Khojapur graveyard.

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members took his body home at Dasmari Purbapara near Rajshahi University in the city under tight security and laying a seize around his house at around 6.30am.

Mamun’s father Lal Chand received the body. As Rab members left, a huge contingent of police including plain-clothed forces was deployed around the house.

Mamun’s mother Kohinur Begum and two brothers and two sisters broke in tears and expressing their grievances against the government and journalists.

Mamun’s father Lal Chand was angry at police and journalists visiting him. He demanded punishment of those who persuaded his son on ‘wrong path’.

Maximum area-dwellers said that they could not imagine how a good boy like Mamun became so ferocious militant that he killed judges to establish Islam.

Mamun along with other members of JMB suicide squad launched bomb attacks on Jhalakathi judges on November 14, 2005. In the blasts, Mamun lost his right leg and he was carrying live bombs wrapped with his body.
Mamun's Family Needs Rehabilitation
Brothers and sisters of JMB’s suicide squad member Iftekhar Hasan Al Mamun who was hanged early yesterday could not see him before death for want of money, as well as they had to suspend their education over his links with militancy.

Local people at Mamun’s home village at Dasmari areas of Rajshahi city urged the chief advisor of caretaker government for their rehabilitation.

Mamun was eldest among his father Lal Chand’s three sons and two sisters.

Day labourer Lal Chand, his wife Kohinur Begum and 8-year daughter Husne Ara Anjana met Mamun at Kashimpur Jail on March 18 last.

Mamun’s brother Imamul Hasan Masum said, his parents had to sell out two of their domestic goats, which were only treasures of their family, at Tk 1800 for arrangement of spending of the visit.

“We can’t go to the jail (for meeting Mamun) as we have no money for the journey”.

Anjana was lamenting over his brother’s body and said, “He (Mamun) could not tell anything as he was crying always during short period of the meeting”.

Before Mamun was caught, his brothers – Hasan Ikhtiar Sagor, Hasan Yamin Biplob, and sisters – Tahmida Akhtar Chandana, and Husne Ara Anjana were reading in Brac Schools, Mirzapur School near their house or Darus Sunnah Dakhil Madrassah.

But, Chanda and Anjana stopped going schools as both teachers and their friends were blaming them for his brother’s link with militancy.

Sagor and Biplob were also expelled from Madrassah and school respectively not to go there anymore.

The family is now anxious of the future of youngest son 4-years old Wahid Oaliullah.

6 JMB men held, another still absconding
Shayekh Abdur Rahman, Siddiqul Islam, popularly known as Bangla Bhai, Rahman's brother Ataur Rahman Sunny, son-in-law Abdul Awal, and other Jama'atul Mujahidin, Bangladesh cohorts -- Khaled Saifullah, Iftekhar Hasan Al Mamun were hanged midnight last.

A court had awarded death sentences to seven extremists on May 29 last year for killing two judges in southern Jhalakathi district town in 2005.

Jhalakathi senior assistant judges Sohel Ahmed and Jagannath Pandey were killed in bomb attacks on November 14, 2005.

The Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the trial court. The militants appealed to the president on January 27 seeking mercy.

Although the militants said they would not seek justice from a man-made court, they all appealed to the Supreme Court against the sentence. They had admitted that their outlawed organisation, the Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), wanted to achieve the rule of Allah in predominantly Muslim Bangladesh and had carried out attacks on open air theatres, cinemas, NGOs, shrines and two prominent university teachers.

JMB chief Shayekh Abdur Rahman, who was arrested from his hideout in north-eastern Sylhet on March 2, 2005, also confessed that he was behind all such attacks. Shayekh Rahman, who had founded JMB, an Islamist extremist outfit, after he developed contacts with West Asian militant organisations, is also blamed for masterminding a wave of bombings in the country since August 2005.

Unidentified assailants had critically injured Humayun Azad, a prominent liberal and secular writer and a Dhaka University teacher, with butcher’s knife on February 27, 2004. Azad was found dead at a Munich apartment in Germany on August 12 same year. JMB was blamed for killing Rajshahi University professor Mohammad Yunus.

Bangla Bhai, operations commander of the banned Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh. a JMB ally, was arrested in a remote village last year. He along with JMB troops were blamed for operations in Rajshahi region in 2004 that killed 25 people and mimed several hundred.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sending rare Bengal treasures to Paris exhibition protested, Legal notice served on RU authorities










Anwar Ali, Rajshahi

A decision of Rajshahi University (RU) to send 24 rare Bengal treasures from Barendra Research Museum (BRM) to Paris for a 'great global exposure' drew criticism from different quarters.
Advocate Ankur Sen served a legal notice on RU authorities yesterday demanding cancellation of the decision within seven days.
Sen pleaded that sending the rare treasures of BRM, one of the oldest research museums in the sub-continent, would hamper research work. It will be an irreparable loss to the nation's heritage if those are lost or not returned, it said.
A group of 326 RU teachers on Sunday submitted a memorandum to RU Vice-chancellor to press the same demand. The precious archeological assets might not be returned they apprehended in the memorandum. The BRM is run by Rajshahi University.
Signatories to the memorandum included senior professors like Muhammad Shafi, Shafikunnabi Samadi, Abdus Sobhan, Mizan Uddin, Dr AHM Zehadul Karim, Moloy Kumer Bhoumik and Fakuzzaman.
The BRM Advisory Committee and the RU Syndicate in February decided to send 24 treasures to Paris following a government decision to help Bangladesh get a 'global exposure through an international display'.
RU VC Prof Altaf Hossain told newsmen earlier that France's famous Guimet Museum, dedicated to Asian arts, will sponsor a four-month exhibition styled 'Sonar Bangla', scheduled from October 24 this year to March 3 next year.
Some 120 objects selected from Bangladesh National Museum, Mahasthangarh, Paharpur and Mainamati Archeological Museums and BRM will be displayed at Guimet Museum, he said.
The BRM assets include two 5th century manuscripts and 22 sculptures dating back to 7th to 12th century. These include a unique gold coated bronze statue of Manjusri, said BRM officials.
The 'Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita' manuscript is a rare collection of texts of Mahayana doctrine in 32 chapters and 8000 lines. It has 49 polychrome miniatures representing 'gods' and 'goddesses' of ancient Vajra family.
The sculptures include 7th, 9th and 11th century Suriya, 10th century Bara Havtara and 12th century black-stone statues of Ganga, Ardha Nariswar (half female and half male god), Shiva, Shiva Ardhanari Nritta Ganapati and Karttiketa.
However, RU Syndicate in October last year denied transferring the treasures following street protests. It reasoned that any transfer or exchange of the treasures, donated by many for public interest, was prohibited by the Charitable Endowments Act of 1880.
Established in 1910 by Dighapatiya Zamindar Kumar Sarat Kumar Roy, the BRM has a rich collection of 10,000 archaeological treasures. It draws an average of 300 visitors daily.
A 7th century sculpture at Barendra Research Museum, one of the 27 rare Bengal treasures, likely to be sent to Paris for exhibition. PHOTO: STAR

Killer Mustak held

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members held two other top aides of Siddikul Islam Bangla Bhai, operations commander of Jagrata Muslim Janata, Bangladesh (JMJB) from Raspur village in Dhamuirhat upazila of Naogaon district yesterday.

Mustafizur Rahman also known as Rana and killer Mostaque, 26, son of Abdul Jalil of Palashi village and Abdul Kuddus alias Masud, 24, son of Abdus Samad of Kathalbaria in Bagmara upazila were arrested following an intelligence tip off.

A Rab press release said, both of them were personal aides of Bangla Bhai and they took part in all Bangla Bhai’s dreaded operations during his ‘jungle rule’ in the North West in 2004.

They were arrested twice before, but released later. With their arrests, a total of 20 Jama’atul Mujahidin, Bangladesh cadres of Bagmara upazila were held during ongoing crackdown against criminals.

Officer-in-charge of Bagmara thana Mirza Golam Sarwar PPM said, Mostaque was accused in 7 cases, including 3 murder cases of Mahbub, Golam Rabbani Mukul and Zahangir, and wanted in four cases.

He added, Kuddus was wanted in three cases including Yasin murder case.

Mostaque earlier told police that he joined JMB following sponsor BNP bigwigs including former minister Ruhul Kuddus Talukhdar Dulu, and Rajshahi district BNP secretary Shis Muhammad.

Mostaque also included among the JMJB leaders who were leading the group’s Rajshahi march on May 23, 2004.

On the night of May 20 in 2004, the then superintendent of police in Rajshahi Masud Mia, Bangla Bhai and Mustaque were seen talking beneath a mango tree at Sadhanpur of Puthia upazila. Mustaque told Bangla Bhai that 'arrangements of caught persons will be done by tomorrow' and the SP asked Mutaque not to harm anybody who surrenders.

On the following day, newspapers reported the body of Abdul Quayyum Badshah of Raninagar out of three abducted was hanging upside down with a tree in Bogra. Several weeks later, body of Idris Ali Khejur, cut into four pieces, was recovered from underground near Bheti Siddikia Madrassah in Naogaon.

Kuddus was charge sheeted accused in Yasin murder case. He was arrested in Iswardi in Pabna hours after Yasin Ali Mridha, publicity secretary of Maria union AL was killed on June 30, 2004, but he was released later following diktat of former land affairs minister Ruhul Kuddus Talukhdar Dulu and local BNP leaders.
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4th aboriginal poetry festival

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi

Adibashi Kabya Shilpa Niketon (AKaShiNi) observed the 4th aboriginal poetry festival amid due enthusiasm and fervour at Barshapara Adibashi Gana Pathshala premises on Monday.

Prominent dance master Bazlar Rahman Badal inaugurated the festival and elderly aborigine representative Jatha Tudu presided over the inaugural session.

Literature Fazlul Haq, architect Raziuddin Ahmad, artist Ashfakul Asekin, Lokas Sawria and Sukhen Mukhapadhya attended the function.

National Aboriginal Council secretary Rabindranath Saren told that the festival was being organised for last four yeas for upholding the neglected but old literature, culture and, above all, languages of aborigines.

Prof Habibullah, Rubina Anis, Selina Zaman, Husne Ara Chobi, Shamim Hossain John Kisku, Sarmina Tudu, Bharati Murmu, Shanti Hembrom and some others recited from poems in both Bengali and Adibashi languages.

Aborigine poet John Kisku opened the cover of ‘Barendra Prantore Basanta’, a book of aborigine poetry written by Shamim Hossain.

Nebadya Shangeet Biddalaya students enthralled audience performing songs while Adibashi Nrittya Dal played dances in the cultural part of the festival.

Samakal Nattya Chakra of Rajshahi University staged its drama ‘Santal’ culminating the day-long programmes.End/
Anwar Ali, Rajshahi

Thousands of Santal aborigines of Rajshahi and surrounding areas became enthusiastic in festivals drawing attention to their old and rich culture.

Three-day Baha (flower) festival began at remote Sundorpur village of Kakonhat in Godagari upazila on Tuesday. A day before two-day Karam festival ended in Godagari upazila.

They took ‘My Culture My Identity’ as main slogan to give new dimensions to the festivals and demanded ensuring fundamental rights of living, education and land.

Eminent literature Prof Hasan Azizul Haque formally inaugurated Baha festival of welcoming Santal New Year in evening as chief guest.

In his speech, he called upon aborigines to struggle for safeguarding their own culture and heritage. “There are close relations between Bangali and Adibashi cultures. But economic freedom is essential for enjoying same status”

Prof Mesbah Kamal of Dhaka University and Prof Moloy Kumar Bhoumik of Rajshahi University attended as special guests.

Santal Pargana leader Bishonath Tudu of Godagari upazilla and AUS executive director Bhagbot Tudu delivered welcome messages to thousands of Santal Adivasis.

A paper on the cultural significance of the Baha festival was presented by Santal professor Albert Soren.

Danish Ambassador Einar Hebogaard Jensen extended his greetings to the festival. His message, pledging expansion of collaboration with government to supplement development of aborigines, was read in the inaugural session.

Adivasi Unnayan Sangstha (AUS) with assistance from OXFAM-GB and Manusher Jonne organised the event.

With prayers at god Zaher’s platform, the programmes began amid dancing and singing with traditional drums and harmonium in the morning.

Led by a ‘naeke’ (religious cleric), the Santals men and girls roamed around houses. Villagers expressed greetings and honour washing legs of ‘naeke’. They played with coloured water, danced and sang.

With assistance of Oxfam, GB and Manusher Jonnye, the festival programme was organised to uphold culture, histories of Santals.

Cultural function followed the inaugural session. A drama portraying problems of Santal lives was staged in the night. A documentary film was also shown.

On the second day, discussions held on Aborigine’s right of education and solutions to its problems. A drama and documentary film followed the discussion.

A fair was organised to flourish the festival at Sundorpur. From rural weavers, cake makers to different NGOs from city booked stalls for projecting Aborigine life and history of struggle.

Chinese born Canadian citizen Mikey Leung, his Australian wife Belinda Meggitt and two women from England came to Rajshahi for taking part in the festival.
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Minu paid taxes revealing obscure sources of income

Anxious at recent actions against illegal luxury vehicles and wealth, Rajshahi Mayor and former BNP lawmaker Mizanur Rahman Minu paid off about Tk 9.36 lakh taxes last week to legalise his landed properties and costly vehicle bought at total Tk 86 lakh from obscure sources of income.

He bought a 5-katha plot in Banani of Dhaka, a luxury Toyota Lexus vehicle and a piece of one-katha land in the city’s Ranibazar area worth total Tk 86,53,000 during the end of his government’s tenure in 2006, said his lawyer Mozaharul Haq Bakul.

Minu paid off Tk 5.34 lakh through two separate drafts of Janata Bank, Rajshahi Ranibazar branch to deputy income tax commissioner of Rajshahi circle-2 for importing a luxury Japanese Toyota Lexus vehicle worth Tk 36 lakh on March 1.

The same day, he paid off Tk 2650 for a piece of one Katha land in Rajshahi city.

And on February 22, Minu paid off Tk 3, 99, 100 through a Markentile Bank draft for buying 5-katha plot in Bonani of Dhaka worth Tk 50 lakh.

But the taxes were paid under sections 19 BB and 19 BBB of income tax ordinance 1984 that was usually used in case of purchasing landed property and costly vehicles from obscure sources of money, said sources.

“The laws left scopes to anyone who possesses money outnumbering his legal sources of income to legalise the extra money by paying off taxes after purchasing landed property and vehicles”, explained an income tax lawyer Dewan Ezaz Hossain adding that the taxpayer must have a satisfactory explanation for the money.

Sources said, Minu spent from obscure income sources for the landed property and vehicle sanctioned for members of parliament and so he had to pay taxes for under Section 19 BB and 19 BBB.

Minu was never seen in the city using the Lexus.

Talking to newsmen, Minu said, he bought the vehicle and land under quota for parliament members. “I always abide by law and so paid off income taxes”.

He informed that not he, his friend called Nabil was now using his car as he actually paid for the vehicle.

He avoided answering as asked how his friend can use a vehicle sanctioned for MPs. He referred his lawyer Mozaharul Haq Bakul for details.

When contacted, Bakul said, the mayor’s honorarium and ancestral property were shown as sources of fund for purchasing Banani plot and land in Rajshahi.

He also informed, the vehicle was bought at Nabil’s money.
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RMCH 'sealed off' for jurnos

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital is virtually sealed off for journalists even for treatments and policemen were deployed at all entrances enact the provision drawing flak from media persons.

Last night a number of newsmen decided in a meeting at local Sonali Sangbad office to meet and complain with the health advisor who is scheduled to visit RMCH today noon.

They are to show black flags to the RMCH director brigadier general Bazle Kader.

“The RMCH move was taken to restrain journalists who started covering irregularities and mismanagement at the government hospital”, said Hasan Millat, president of Rajshahi Union of Journalists.

Metropolitan Press Club secretary Anisuzzaman said, “We demand immediate withdrawal of the prohibition, or removal of RMCH director as none have right to seize people’s right to know especially when he lives on public taxes”.

On Sunday night, Janakantha photojournalist Selim Jahangir was barred at the hospital emergency gate and was told, ‘journalists will not be allowed in RMCH’.

Selim informed police that he (Selim) was not on duty, he was without any pen, notebook and camera, and he was only going to ward no. 25 to meet ailing mother of his friend (Maksed Ali, vice president of Sandho Prodip Sangskritik Academy).

He was then told, “no journalists please, and no journalists even as patients...it’s an order of RMCH director’.

In the day morning, Mahtab Chowdhury, staff reporter of local Sonali Sangbad was not allowed at the outdoor when he went there for his monthly Asma check-up. He later consulted a private doctor.

RMCH authority in middle of last month prohibited entrance of journalists on the hospital compound and threatened with legal actions against newsmen failing to comply.

On February 28, notices were pasted around RMCH reading, "For information of all concerned, the entrance of journalists on the hospital compound has been prohibited for unavoidable reasons. Photojournalists would also not be allowed to take photos without permission."

Local daily Sonar Desh’s photojournalist Shamshur Rahman Rumi was detained as soon as he snapped the notice at emergency gate. He was, however, freed half-an hour later following tough persuasion by some half-hundred of his colleagues.

Junior newsmen Emran of Sunshine and Rafik of Natun Probhat were collared and pushed out at RMCH director’s order on February 4 when they went to cover demolishing of BNP leader Altaf Hossain’s two-storied market erected illegally at the hospital premises.

RMCH director was not available for his comment all day long yesterday. His PA told in office hours that director was supervising cleaning works of hospital as he was to welcome health advisor today noon.

In the afternoon, phone line was cut thrice and later a woman replied to tell that he went out. Replying a question, she said, RMCH director was busy cutting hair as health advisor is coming the next day.
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Even Thives show 'no interest' in relief tins

Even professional thieves are now showing reluctance to abandoned Corrugated Iron (CI) sheets of the government relief fund in Rajshahi.

Sources in police of Boalia police station (PS) said, a BNP office was constructed with 16 pieces of relief CI sheets at Zamalpur in the city as many other BNP offices were erected under influence of former ruling party stalwarts.

Sensing danger from countrywide crackdown against looted away relief goods, BNP workers in Zamalpur abandoned their office, took away walls made up of bamboo and straws, but left the CI sheets few weeks ago.

The CI sheets remained untouched despite these were abandoned under open sky.

“Professional thieves did not also touch these abandoned relief goods, let alone any common people”, commented a police official as police was taking these CI sheets following recovery on locals’ information.

However, no cases were lodged with Boalia PS in this regard till filing of this report.
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