The country has been under lockdown for a week to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus infection. However, many are not following the lockdown. Unnecessarily many people are leaving the house without a mask. Many people do not follow the hygiene rules.
Executive magistrates of city corporations, district administrations, RAB and police have set up mobile courts at various places to enforce government restrictions on lockdown. Many people have been fined for not following the hygiene rules.
Failure to comply with the lockdown restrictions can result in a fine of up to Tk 10,000. Even a mobile court can give imprisonment.
RAB executive magistrate Palash Kumar Bose told the media that those who do not abide by the restrictions in the lockdown are being fined. Even if they do not agree, strict action will be taken.
In response to a question, he said that if the lockdown restrictions are not complied with, there is an opportunity to impose a maximum fine of Tk 10,000.
It is to be noted that after the coronavirus infection in the country, last year an attempt was made to keep everyone away through public holidays. This time the government took the initiative to deal with the spread of the epidemic which was suddenly increasing with the week-long ‘lockdown’.
Shalla Police Station OC Nazmul Haque has been suspended by the police headquarters after finding evidence of negligence in the incident of attacking and vandalizing the houses of followers of traditional religions in Noagaon of Shalla in Sunamganj.
On Tuesday (April 6) night, the OC of Shalla Police Station was suspended and the officer-in-charge of the nearby Dirai Police Station Ashraful Islam was also instructed to leave the place. He has been removed from Dirai and transferred to Moulvibazar.
Earlier, a special investigation team from the Bangladesh Police Headquarters had been working on the spot since April 3 to get more information.
When the report was submitted after knowing the details of the investigation, the police headquarters took action after the overall analysis.
Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) Saheb Ali Pathan confirmed the matter on behalf of Sunamganj District Police along with the news of the headquarters directive.
Incidentally, a waz mahfil was held on March 15 in Dirai upazila of Sunamganj in the presence of top leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh. Allama Mamunul Haque was present as a guest in this mahfil. After that, Jhumon Das, a follower of traditional religion in Noagaon of Shalla Upazila, gave an ugly and satirical status to Allama Mamunul Haque on his personal Facebook ID. Police immediately arrested Das jhumana with sticks but with incitement to religious noyagaoye attacked the next day, more than a hundred people. Fifty houses were vandalized during this time.
The victims said the attackers were followers of Mamunul Haque. However, the local independent member was accused of leading the incident.
Locals complained that there was a long-running dispute between the independent member and Jhumon over his status on Facebook, and that the independent member used the opportunity to incite Jhumon to “educate”. After the incident, 1,500 people were charged in two separate cases. 33 people were arrested. The matter is currently under consideration.