‘If you overdo it, I will let you down. You will understand the day I leave my clothes on the street. I have beaten the freedom fighters and slapped them. If I go too far, I will slap them and throw away my teeth. ‘ Nazmul Karim Chowdhury Sharun, the whip of the Jatiya Sangsad and the son of Shamsul Haque Chowdhury, an elected MP from Patia in Chittagong, made such a threat. And who threatened the heroic freedom fighter and messenger of freedom in Chittagong. Didarul Alam, who is the founding president of the Chittagong Abahani Club and the sports secretary of the metropolitan Awami League.
In an interview given to Kaler Kantha on Monday, Didarul Alam said, I wanted to keep the matter a secret out of shame. Later I made a GD at Panchlaish police station and informed Azam Nasir. It still feels very bad to think about it. ‘ Commenting that Sharon has become reckless day by day because he was not punished, he added, ‘That rude boy is now a member of the Awami League sub-committee. Whip’s son Sharun did not stop insulting the Prime Minister who is respected by the people of Chittagong and the whole country.
This veteran leader close to Bangabandhu played an equally courageous role in the war of liberation. Didarul was also the proud bearer of the Declaration of Independence which was read from Chittagong Betar Kendra. Bangabandhu sent the declaration to wireless from Dhaka, from there to Chittagong wireless and the operator called him. He took it in the morning and delivered it to various places including near Awami League leader MA Hannan. Then MA Hannan read it.
Didarul took part in the war in Sector 1 under Major Rafiqul Islam. He was caught three times while working as a spy in the war of liberation but survived by coincidence. Towards the end of the war he took part in the frontal battle at Fatikchhari, Raozan. Thinking of that survival as a second life, he vowed never to compromise with corruption in life.
Such a threat to a fighter in the country? Didarul Alam said that when he was the president of the football committee of Chittagong Abahani, the bank account of the club (GEC branch of Premier Bank) was managed by him, Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and the manager. Money could be withdrawn with the signature of any two. At that time, he came to know that Shamsul Haque Chowdhury was tactfully removing money from the club’s account and spending it in the election in Patiya. Didarul said, ‘I was secretly told in a letter to the bank that I could not give time due to my busy schedule. After knowing the incident, I went to the bank and made stop payment. The whip’s son Sharun got angry at this. Tell me, want to show power? Can’t I said, why not! I am the original, your father is BNP, Jatiya Party and Awami League. Suddenly used awkwardly. What he said was not even in his imagination. He slapped me that day and threatened to knock me out. ‘
In an interview to Kaler Kantha, the freedom fighter challenged, saying, ‘There is no good deed in Shamsul Haque’s personal life except cheating. I say openly, if you have the courage, take my challenge, prove that you have done a good job! ‘ At one point, he said angrily, ‘Shamsul Haq has given birth to a son by eating haram, will it be better not to be bad?
Didarul became forgetful while talking about his closeness with Bangabandhu. He said, “When I saluted Bangabandhu’s feet, he hugged me and kissed me gently on the forehead.” He said that all these memories are still giving him the courage to remain steadfast in the principles and ideals of the Awami League. He had long ago received an offer from the BNP-Jatiya Party to join the cabinet; But he has remained steadfast towards Bangabandhu and principles and ideals. He wants to fly the flag of Awami League till the last day of his life.
Highlighting the misdeeds of Whip Shamsul Haque, freedom fighter Didarul said, ‘I was the entrepreneur and founder of Chittagong Abahani. When the limited company is done, come out, the chairman of the football committee made me request. But casinos gambled day and night at the club, and I disagreed. Shamsul Haque and Sharun used to earn six lakh rupees every night. Sharon’s terrorists were given one lakh rupees. The father and son would share the remaining five lakh rupees. When Bangabandhu’s daughter and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a campaign against the casino, they also spoke against the Prime Minister. I couldn’t sit still after that day. Whatever I say against Bangabandhu’s daughter, I will protest, I will not keep my mouth shut. ‘
This heroic freedom fighter further said, ‘I have sent a video message to the Hon’ble Prime Minister even today (June 7). I have said in the message that the Hon’ble Prime Minister is a man (Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury) who was abusing Bangabandhu and Awami League when Ziaur Rahman came to Chittagong before the 1979 elections and conducted his meeting. Ziaur Rahman called him Bichchu Samsu at that time. Since then he has been known as Bichu Samshu. ‘ Didarul drew the attention of the Prime Minister and said, ‘Take action against those who are coming from different parties like Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and are tarnishing the image of Awami League, subject to investigation. The man who stole the machine and went to jail, the man who tortured many Awami League workers, if there is a flag in the car of a man like Zia Bichu Samsu, Then we have nothing more to say. Quickly expel a corrupt person like Shamsul Haque and a defender of Jamaat-e-Islami. Bangabandhu’s soul is cursing us. I have no personal dispute with Whip Shamsul Haque. Knows me like big brother. But I’m suffering from a sting of conscience, so I’m saying this. ‘
Didarul further told Kaler Kantha, “After being elected as an MP, Patia has ended the Awami League. Jamaat-e-Hifazat and BNP are also giving posts to the people. The unfortunate workers of Awami League are being deprived. In the last municipal election, the Awami League did not nominate a person with 10 lakh rupees. But he has won one of the BNP with 50 lakh rupees. The district leaders are not in favor of him.
Didarul further said, ‘People are hearing that Sharon, the whip’s son involved in the Yaba Syndicate in Cox’s Bazar. The administration even recovered crores of yaba from Whip’s PA Ejaz Chowdhury. Especially this Yabar Godfather Whipputra. ‘ Didarul said, ‘PA Ejaz was named in the incident to save his son that day. That case is still under investigation, everyone knows the matter. The veteran freedom fighter said that Sharon now nurtures the terrorist forces. When someone protests against his injustice, this force loosens up.