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Faridpur lynching: UP chairman, member removed from posts

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The government has removed the chairman and a member of a union council in Faridpur’s Madhukhali upazila from their positions for their alleged involvement in mob lynching of two construction workers on April 18 this year.

The public representatives, who lost their positions, are Madhukhali upazila’s Dumain union council chairman Shah Asaduzzaman and member Ajit Kumar Biswas, reports UNB.

The decision was announced in a notification issued by the Local Government Division of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives on July 7, signed by Senior Assistant Secretary Purabi Goldar.

According to the notification, on April 18, two construction workers were brutally beaten to death by villagers in Panchpalli under Dumain union, after being suspected of setting fire to an idol at the Panchpalli Sarbojonin Kali Temple. The incident allegedly involved Shah Asaduzzaman and Ajit Kumar. Following recommendations from the Deputy Commissioner of Faridpur, both officials were temporarily suspended.

The notification also directed the Madhukhali upazila executive officer to take necessary steps to declare the positions vacant and issue a gazette notification.

Faridpur Deputy Commissioner Md. Kamrul Ahsan Talukder said that they will implement the ministry’s directive in the shortest possible time as per the regulations.

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