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Settlement officer assaulted in presence of Satkhira-4 MP
Our Correspondent
Publish Date : 2014-11-05,  Publish Time : 19:12,  View Count : 9
SATKHIRA: A settlement officer of Shyamnagar upazila of the district was assaulted by Chhatra League and Jubo League activists in presence of local MP SM Jaglul Haider on Wednesday.

Sources said Md. Moniruzzaman was assaulted at the  directive of local MP SM Jaglul Haider.

After vandalizing his office, Chhatra League and Jubo League activists also locked him inside his office.
 
According to local sources, Arshad Ali, personal secretary (PS) to Jaglul Haider, MP of Satkhira-4 constituency, went to the Settlement Officer with a recommendation to resolve a land dispute. But Moniruzzaman refused to do it.

Hearing about the refusal from the PS, Jaglul Haider MP instantly rushed there with a group of Chhatra League and Jubo League activists and asked him about the matter. Meantime, Jaglul Haider's associates who were demonstrating at that time, attacked Moniruzzaman.

They assaulted him physically and drove him out of his office chanting slogans against him. 

Shyamnagar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Abu Sayeed Manjurul Alam confirmed the incident and said the that higher authorities of the settlement department were informed about the assault.

He further said the settlement officer Moniruzzaman was withdrawn according to an order of the higher authorities.

When contacted, Jaglul Haider MP said the Settlement Officer was involved in 'corruption and bribe.' He has been resolving no dispute without money over the last four years. "Today, I sent a poor villager of Harinagar to him for a legal work. But, the Settlement Officer refused to do it without any bribe and asked him to meet him at his residence. When mob heard the news, they angrily assaulted him and vandalized his office," he claimed.

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