Omar Faruk Chowdhury has been relieved of his duty as chairman of the ruling Awami League’s youth front Jubo League.
The decision was taken during a meeting between party chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Jubo League leaders at the Ganabhaban on Sunday. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader informed the decision after the meeting, reports bdnews24.com.
A committee has also been formed to prepare for the organisation’s upcoming council, where new leaders will be elected on November 23.
An age limit of maximum 55 has also been set for the members of the organisation.
After the government launched a crackdown on illegal gambling, extortion and contract-grabbing last month, Faruk criticised it saying he believed it was a conspiracy against his organisation.
He later changed his stance and said Jubo League would take action against anyone caught in the crackdown.
Earlier this month, the Bangladesh Bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit sought his banking information to check whether any suspicious transactions have been made.
Hasina targeted Jubo League in the crackdown as allegations of wrongdoings by leaders of the Awami League and its affiliates, especially the youth front and student front, refused to stop after the party returned to power over a decade ago.
Bangladesh Chhatra League president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and general secretary Golam Rabbani had also been expelled for alleged extortion.
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