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The Financial Express

Police arrest ex-Nandail mayor over ‘criticism’ of Bangabandhu birth centenary

Published: January 20, 2020 15:04:50 | Updated: January 25, 2020 12:52:31


Police arrest ex-Nandail mayor in Mymensingh

Police have arrested former municipality mayor of Nandail Municipality in Mymensingh over allegations of a controversial social media post concerning the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Azizul Islam Pikul was taken into custody from his residence in Charani area of the municipality at 9:00am on Sunday, said Nandail Police Station OC Munsur Ahmed.

OC Munsur said the former municipality mayor shared an objectionable post on Facebook in regard to the birth centenary of Bangabandhu and politics last Friday, reports bdnews24.com.

Later, local Awami League activists reported the matter to police, he said.

Preparations are underway to start a case against Pikul, said Munsur.

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