Gazipur City Corporation
The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking the government to explain why the suspension of Mohammad Jahangir Alam from the post of mayor in Gazipur City Corporation should not be declared illegal. The HC bench of Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Akhtaruzzaman issued the rule after hearing a writ petition challenging the decision of suspension. The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives has been asked to respond to the rule within the next two weeks. On August 14, a writ petition was filed with the High Court challenging the legality of the suspension of Jahangir . After a hearing on August 17, the bench of Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Akhtaruzzaman fixed the date. Read: Complainant tortured at police station: Manikganj OC withdrawn In September last year, videos of Jahangir making some derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu and some martyred freedom fighters at a programme went viral on social media. On November 19, the Awami League expelled him from his position for his derogatory remarks. On November 25, the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Co-operatives suspended GCC Mayor Jahangir, six days after his expulsion from Awami League. Earlier, seven cases were filed against the suspended mayor in different parts of the country for his derogatory remarks about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the great Liberation War.
Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tajul Islam said the decision about taking legal steps against Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Mayor Jahangir Alam will be known within a day or two. “The government is reviewing the legal issue and the decision will be known within a day or two,” he said. The minister came up with the information while talking to reporters at the Bangladesh Secretariat. “Legal action will be taken after scrutinizing the city corporation law, and we’ll let you know about it,” said Tajul. Also read: Gazipur Mayor to seek review of his expulsion decision On Friday, Awami League expelled its Gazipur unit general secretary and city mayor Jahangir Alam for life for his controversial comments on Bangabandhu and other local leaders. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee at Ganobhaban on Friday evening with party chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. On October 3, Awami League issued a show cause notice to Jahangir Alam for his recent viral video with controversial comments on Bangabandhu, regarding the number of people martyred during the Liberation War and other local leaders. He was asked to reply to the notice within 15 days. The notice said Jahangir’s viral comments damaged the image and popularity of the political organization. It is equal to going against the interest of the organization and breaking its disciplines which is a punishable offence according to the party’s constitution, it said. Also read: Awami League expels Gazipur mayor Jahangir Jahangir was asked through the letter to explain why organizational action should not be taken against him. The mayor claimed that conspirators and anti-election groups have spread the 'technologically manipulated video' as propaganda against him.
A bill titled 'Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha Bill 2020' was passed in Parliament on Tuesday to turn the fast-growing Gazipur city into a planned, livable and environment-friendly urban area.
Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Mayor Md Zahangir Alam on Monday said it is important to support women especially those who are employed in apparel industry so that they can maintain better sanitary health during COVID-19 pandemic.
Conflict and disagreement with colleagues led to the killing of executive engineer of Konabari zone of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Delwar Hossain, police said after solving the murder case.
Police are yet to uncover any clues to the mystery behind the killing of Delwar Hossain, executive engineer of Konabari zone of Gazipur City Corporation.
The body of the executive engineer of Konabari zone of Gazipur City Corporation was recovered on Tuesday morning in Beribadh area under Turag Police Station. The deceased was identified as Delwar Hossain. Golam Kibria, Chief Executive Officer of GCC, said the body of Delwar was recovered early Tuesday from the area and was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital morgue. He also said Delwar’s mobile phone was found switched off since he left his Dhaka residence for attending office in Gazipur on Monday. Nurul Muttakin, officer-in-charge of Turag Police Station, said he might have been strangulated to death and the body bore injury marks on the back side.
Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) on Friday distributed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) among doctors, health officials and nurses, including Civil Surgeon Dr Khairuzzaman, in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
A bill titled 'Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha Bill 2019' was placed in Parliament on Tuesday to turn the fast-growing Gazipur city into a planned, liveable and environment-friendly urban area.
State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian on Friday urged worker leaders not to approach foreigners with complaints about any problem faced by Bangladeshi garment workers.