February 5, 2017 - 6:34pm
Shahzadpur upazila unit Awami League in Sirajganj on Sunday recommended that Shahzadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru, also the organising secretary of the party’s district unit, and KM Nasir Uddin, a member of the upazila unit AL, should be expelled from the party over the incident of killing a correspondent of Bangla daily Samakal.
The decision was made at an emergency meeting of the upazila unit of AL as the duo violated the party discipline, said Hasibur Rahman Swapan, a lawmaker of Shahzadpur constituency.
A letter will be sent in this regard immediately to the district Awami League, he added.
Abdul Latif Biswas, president of Sirajganj district unit Awami League, said they were yet to get any letter recommending exclusion of the duo.
‘We, after getting the letter in hand, will forward the letter to the central unit of the party, and they will make decision over the matter.’
The journalist, Abdul Hakim Shimul, succumbed to his injuries on Friday, a day after he was allegedly shot by the municipality mayor at Shahzadpur.
Shimul was capturing photos of the mayor and his supporters brandished firearms during an intra-party clash over a construction deal.
New Age correspondent in Sirajganj reported that a gunshot from a shotgun of the municipal mayor Halimul Haque Miru wounded the journalist. His death triggered protests in Sirajganj and elsewhere in the country as the protesters demanded justice.
The mayor, Halimul Haque Miru, went into hiding after the incident.
Until Saturday evening, police investigators arrested six people, including the mayor’s two brothers, and AL leader KM Nasir Uddin.