October 25, 2021, 10:00 am
Mahmudul Hasan, Pirganj (Rangpur): A false case has been registered against the elderly father, mother, brother and uncle of journalist Minhazul Islam Milon in Rangpur’s Pirganj.
Journalist Minhazul Islam Milon, member of Pirganj Press Club and Pirganj Upazila Representative of National Daily Bangladesh Samachar and Managing Editor of News Portal abn24live.
It is learned that when journalist Minhazul Islam Milon went live on Facebook from a gambling place on the banks of Karatoya river in Pirganj a few days ago, the video went viral on social media and came to the notice of higher authorities. Rangpur Superintendent of Police Biplob Kumar Sarkar closed down an ASI of Bit Policing in Bara Alampur Union and directed the Pirganj Police Station to take action against the gamblers.
On 8-10-21, at least 6 people from both sides, including the notorious gambler Zahurul, were injured in a clash between two groups over an incident at Uchchapara in Dharmadaspur village of Bara Alampur Union of the upazila.
Both the parties have filed separate cases at Pirganj police station.
Milon’s elderly father was physically ill for some time on the day of the incident.
His mother was also ill for a long time due to high professional problems. Elder brother Abdul Mannan was in Raniganj, Ghoraghat upazila of Dinajpur for treatment due to dental problems, and his uncle Shamsul Islam has been out of Pirganj upazila for the last ten days in Tabligh Jamaat. Filed case no. 14/431
Atowar Rahman, the accused in about a dozen cases including notorious gambler, gang member, attempted rape and drug dealing, was present at the Pirganj police station at the time of writing the case statement till the case was recorded.
Regarding the case, Pirganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge Suresh Chand said, “Those who are not involved in the incident will be excused from the case after investigation.”
The journalist community has strongly demanded that the culprits be brought under the law after proper investigation into the incident.