Ex-Upzilla Awami League president (former) Major General Abdus Salam and his followers have publicly exercised arms to assert their power in Nandale, Mymensingh.
The administration says that this kind of exercise with licensed firearms is illegal. As the matter came to notice, the police started looking for the armed person. The uproar has started all over Nandail.
Weapons Md. Kamruzzaman Moralganj upazila of Bagerhat district. Son of Delwar Hossain. Kamruzzaman is said to be the gunman of Zahid Hasan Pritam, son-in-law of former Major General Abdus Salam’s daughter.
On Sunday (November 12) around 12:00 noon, an open arms exercise was seen in Nandail town area.
According to local sources, on October 31, a news was published in a national daily newspaper under the title ‘Legal notice seeking return of financial benefits received by former MP’. Demonstrations were held in protest against the publication of such news and against the anarchy of BNP. In that protest rally, the gunman of the daughter-in-law of Nandale Upazila Awami League president and former member of parliament (ex) Major General Abdus Salam was seen practicing with weapons.
General Secretary of Upazila Awami League Aminul Islam Shahan admitted the practice of holding shotgun and said, “I did not know about this before.” After finding out, we removed the armed Kamruzzaman from the protest rally. Kamruzzaman’s shotgun is licensed. Moreover, Kamruzzaman is the gunman of Major General Abdus Salam’s son-in-law Zahid Hasan Pritam.
Upazila Awami League president and former member of parliament (former) Maj. Gen. Abdus Salam’s mobile number was called multiple times to find out about this, but it turned out to be closed.
Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) Shamim Hossain said, the matter has already come to our attention. Even if the weapon (12 bore shotgun) is a licensed weapon, it is not allowed to practice in public. Legal action will definitely be taken against him.
Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mostafizar Rahman said that even if someone has a licensed weapon, there is no opportunity to display it publicly. We will investigate and take necessary action.
It is to be noted that on October 29 Supreme Court lawyer Ranjit Kumar Burman issued a legal notice to former MP and upazila Awami League president Major General Abdus Salam (retd.) and 6 people.
The party notice was served on Siddique Hossain of Hossainpur, Kishoreganj. The notice stated that Maj. Gen. Abdus Salam’s (retd.) position as a member of Parliament was declared invalid in 2013 by the High Court judgment as the allegations of debt default were proved. Therefore, state financial benefits (including duty-free cars) received while MPs are asked to be returned to the state exchequer within 15 days.
About the notice, a newspaper published a news titled ‘Legal notice seeking return of financial benefits received by former MP’. Convener of Upazila Jubo League Shafiul Alam Russel gave legal notice to some journalists for publishing the news.