Case against AL leader, 11 others over stone quarry deaths in Sylhet

Published: February 27, 2018 14:04:22 | Updated: February 28, 2018 15:01:12


One leader of the ruling Awami League’s local unit has been sued along with 11 others in a case over stone quarry deaths in Sylhet.

A total of five workers died on Monday in a landslide at a stone quarry in a Sylhet Upazila.

Companiganj Upazila Awami League President Ali Amzad Hossain is among those accused in the case started by the family of a victim, Nasir Mia, police said.

Bdnews24 said the five workers died at a Kalairag quarry after a landslide hit them on Sunday. Nasir Mia is the son of Atabur Rahman.

Companiganj police OC Shafiqur Rahman Khan said the case names seven people and accuses five others unidentified.

Abdur Rouf, a labour leader who was detained immediately after the incident, has been shown arrested in the case and raids are ongoing to arrest other suspects.

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