Two cases have been filed against Barishal Upazila Nirbahi Officer Munibur Rahman in a Barishal court over the incident of violence in the city on August 18.
Barishal City Corporation panel mayor Rafiqul Islam Khokon and official Md Babul filed the cases with Barishal Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on Sunday..
In the two cases, the UNO was accused of obstructing BCC’s work, disabling two people and injuring 30-40 people by giving orders to attack, fire bullets without any incitement.
Besides, 40 to 50 anonymous people and posted Ansar guards at the UNO’s residence that night were accused in those cases.
Acknowledging the two cases judge Masum Billah ordered Superintendent of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to conduct an investigation and submit a report within September 23.
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Earlier in the morning the court rejected bail plea of 21 Awami League men arrested in connection with the cases filed over the attack on the residence of UNO Munibur and ordered them to provide medical treatment under custody of jail.
A clash broke out between the supporters of the AL, BCL and members and Ansar when the former tried to attack the residence of the UNO at Sadar Upazila Complex in Barishal Wednesday night.
Five people suffered bullet wounds during the clash. Of them two AL men lost their eyesights later.
Earlier two separate cases were filed in this connection.
Upazila Nirbahi officer Munibur Rahman of Barisal Sadar Upazila and Assistant sub-inspector of police Shahjalal Mallick were the plaintiffs in these cases accusing the mayor Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah and his men of obstruction of government work and attempt to murder.