Alleged Assault on Journalist in Savar, Arrest 1

Alleged Assault on Journalist in Savar, Arrest 1

Allegations of attack and attempted abduction of Savar correspondent Ashraf Seizel of private television Ekatar for posting information to Savar. The police arrested a person named Mohsin Babu in this incident.

Furthermore, the victimized media worker filed a written complaint with the police station naming four people including Savar Upazila Chairman Manjurul Alam Rajib, Aminbazar Union Parishad Chairman Rakib Ahmed, local journalist and secretary organization of the Savar Press Club, Roshan, and 8 to 10 unknown defendants.

Confirming the complaint, the Officer in Charge (OC) of Savar Model Police Station, Deepak Chandra Saha, said, “We have received the written complaint, Mohsin Babu, accused number 3 mentioned in the complaint, has already been stopped, preparations are underway. pending to pursue further legal action in this regard.”

Detainee Mohsin Babu is believed to be a member of the Savar Municipal Awami League.

According to the written complaint, the office of Aminbazar Union Parishad was unsafe and the president was not notified for 5 months. special terrain and building a structure. Enraged by this, Savar Upazila Chairman Manjurul Alam Rajeev and Union Chairman Aminbazar Parishad Rakib Ahmed, Mohsin Babu, 8-10 unidentified people including Roshan attacked him today (Sunday) in front of Ashraf Sizel’s house in Bhatpara Mohalla of Savar municipal area.

In this context, Ashraf Sizel said, since the Aminbazar Union Parishad building has been unsafe for some time, the local administration has asked the UP chairman to conduct the council activities elsewhere. Accused UP Chairman Raqib Ahmed is carrying out office activities in the dangerous building ignoring the risk. He is also accused of occupying private land and building structures. When a news about this was published on Ektar Television today, terrorists attacked me and tried to kidnap me on the orders of the president of Savar Upazila and the president of Aminbazar UP. Defendant Mohsin Babu pulled out a gun and hit me with his butt.

“After the attack, I filed a written complaint with the police station for treatment at the Savar Upazila health complex,” Ashraf Sizel said.

However, Savar upazila chairman Manjurul Alam Rajib denied the complaint and said, “I don’t know anything about it, now I hear that a complaint has been filed against me. I want, if someone attacked this journalist, to be brought to justice. At the same time, the false allegations he made against me should be investigated and action should be taken.

Aminbazar Union Parishad Chairman Raqib Ahmed said, “The report that was made is positive for me. We also want the building to be renovated. Besides, I have very good relations with him, I don’t understand why he filed a complaint against me.

However, Ashraf Sizel’s assistant cameraman Ujjal Hossain, who was present at the time of the incident, speaks differently about it. He said, “In the afternoon, after a while I went past Ashraf Bhai’s house, journalists Roshan Bhai and Mohsin Babu came on two separate motorbikes. While I was talking with Roshan bhai, at some point I suddenly saw that Ashraf bhai was running, I can’t tell why he was running. Other than that, I didn’t see anyone there. There were people in the streets, there were traders, but I didn’t see anyone suspicious.

When asked, local reporter Roshan said, “Me and the Seventy-one TV cameraman were standing and talking loudly, I was sitting on a motorbike. Suddenly I saw Ashraf Sizel running. Other than that, nothing else happened, now I hear that a complaint has also been filed on my behalf.

Savar Upazila Head of Health and Family Planning Dr. Sayemul Huda said, “Ashraf Sizel received first aid from our hospital around 5 p.m. There is a slight wound on the upper knee of his leg (Thai), and there is no other wound on his body.’

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