Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has claimed that the woman who was with Hefazat’s joint secretary general Mamunul Haque at the Sonargaon resort in Narayanganj was not his wife.
He made the demand in a statement to the National Assembly on Sunday on the violence in Hathazari, Brahmanbaria and Sonargaon. News UNB
The Home Minister said that the punishment of the culprits would be ensured by investigating the position of Mamunul Haque at the resort with the woman and the subsequent attack.
He said, ‘Mamunul Haque was staying with a woman at a resort in Sonargaon upazila. She is not his wife. I will let everyone know more facts about this. ‘
The minister said he did not know why Hefazat people attacked the resort after the incident was broadcast on television.
‘There were a few foreigners. The police and BGB went and rescued them, ”he said.
Referring to the recent Hefazat riots across the country, he said, “Why such sudden riots, there must be some motive behind it.”
“We are investigating,” he said. Anyone who commits violence will be prosecuted according to the law, no one will be spared. ‘
Locals detained Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque along with a woman at the resort on Saturday. Mamunul Haque has claimed the woman as his second wife. Hefazat activists and his followers attacked and vandalized the resort at night when news of his arrest spread. Later, they took Mamunul away from there. Amid the rising rate of corona infection in the country, two secretaries and one secretary-level official of the Ministry of Public Administration have been reshuffled.
Such information has been known from the notification of the Ministry of Public Administration on Sunday.
It is said, the Secretary of the Department of Health. Abdul Manna has been transferred to the Ministry of Textiles and Jute. The secretary of the Ministry of Textiles and Jute has been given the responsibility of the health department.
Besides, Mokabbir Hossain, chairman (secretary) of the Land Appeal Board, has been given the responsibility of secretary of the security department.
Sheikh Yusuf Harun, secretary of the public administration ministry, has been promoted to senior secretary in the same ministry.
Meanwhile, a week-long lockdown is starting across the country for the first time since yesterday as coronavirus infections have increased at an alarming rate.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said this at a press conference at his official residence on Saturday.
“The government will announce a nationwide lockdown for a week from Monday,” he said. Factories may continue to operate subject to conditions. The Ministry of Public Administration will give details in this regard.
Following the announcement, Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said all types of passenger trains except emergency goods and food trains would be closed in the lockdown.
And the state minister for public administration Farhad Hossain has said that all types of government and non-government organizations except the emergency services will be closed during the lockdown. However, the factories will remain open in accordance with the hygiene rules.
Even if the stock market is open, banking services will be limited. The ongoing book fair will also be closed in lockdown, said State Minister for Culture KM Khalid.
The government is giving a nationwide lockdown for a week from next Monday as the situation in Corona continues to deteriorate. On Saturday morning, Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader said the announcement of a ‘lockdown’ to deal with the epidemic was coming again. He said the government had decided to lockdown the country for a week from Monday due to an increase in coronavirus infections.
After the announcement of Obaidul Quader, people started leaving the capital Dhaka. They have gathered at the bus stand, railway station and launch terminal to buy tickets. Many have already left for their village homes. However, many passengers have suffered due to the instruction to carry half of the passengers in public transport.
A huge crowd of passengers was seen at various bus counters in Dhaka including Sayedabad bus terminal and Gabtali bus terminal in the capital. The bus counter officials are struggling under the pressure of the passengers.
The Hanif and Shyamoli counters in Sayedabad said that after hearing the news of the lockdown, the passengers started booking tickets by phone from Saturday afternoon. They are hiccuping under the pressure of the passengers’ phones. Already all tickets have been sold out by Sunday night. According to the counter managers, they are not under so much pressure even during the Eid holidays, they are under as much pressure as the passengers on the news of lockdown.
The same situation is at Mohakhali bus terminal. Those in charge of ticket sales at some of the counters there said that the bus was instructed to carry passengers in half seats as the situation suddenly deteriorated. Due to this the pressure of the passengers has increased a lot. Now the announcement of the lockdown has further increased the pressure on passengers. Even tomorrow (Sunday) the passenger pressure may increase a lot.