BNP vice-chairman and senior lawyer Khandker Mahbub Hossain was buried at Azimpur Graveyard in the capital on Monday. The burial took place after his fifth namaz-e-janaza at the Khilgaon Chowdhury Para Jame Masjid ( Matir Masjid) after Zuhr prayers. Mahbub, who was elected president of the Supreme Court Bar Association on four occasions, died at Evercare Hospital while undergoing treatment on Saturday night at the age of 84. Also Read: BNP Vice-Chairman Khandaker Mahbub dies aged 84 His first janaza was held at Bashundhara residential area mosque and the second one on Khandaker Mahbub Hossain Eye Hospital premises at Mirpur, the third one at Nayapaltan in front of BNP’s central office and the fourth one on the Supreme Court premises on Sunday. BNP leaders and activists, lawyers as well as judges, and court officials paid their last respects to Mahbub after his body was brought to the BNP central office at Nayapaltan and the Supreme Court Bar Association compound on Sunday. On December 26, Mahbub was admitted to the Evercare Hospital, and he was later diagnosed with pneumonia and with fluid in his lungs. The noted lawyer was put on a ventilator a day later and suffered a heart attack while his kidneys were not functioning. Mahbub, who was enrolled as a lawyer of the High Court Division in 1967, became vice-president of the Bangladesh Bar Council. Also Read: BNP pays last respect to Khandaker Mahbub He joined the BNP in 2008 and he was also one of the lawyers for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Mahbub contested the 11th parliamentary election in 2018 as a BNP candidate in a Barguna constituency.
BNP Vice-Chairman Barkat Ullah Bulu, his wife and two others were injured as their motorcade came under attack by 'miscreants' in Cumilla's Monoharganj on Saturday, while en route to Dhaka from Noakhali. "Bulu sustained serious injuries to his head," said Md Mostak Mia, central organising secretary of Cumilla BNP. He was, however, able to hold a press briefing later, and said one of the tyres of his car got punctured as he and his wife Shamima Barkat Lucky were heading back to Dhaka from Noakhali's Begumganj. This is what led to the stopover in Monoharganj. "Some miscreants attacked us at Bipulasar Bazar as we made a stopover to change the punctured tyre, and were having tea with some local BNP activists and leaders," Bulu said. Read: BNP holds candlelight vigil amid attack in city They were immediately taken to a private hospital in Chandina and later shifted to Dhaka for further treatment. The injured said some men suddenly arrived on a motorcycle and swooped on them, according to Jawhar Iqbal, in-charge of Natherpetua Police Outpost. "We will take legal action if we receive a complaint," he added.
Jatiya Party on Friday expelled its vice-chairman Lutfar Reza Khokon from the party as he withdrew from the Cumilla-7 by-polls violating high command’s decision. The party also dissolved the existing committee of its Cumilla North district unit, said a press release. It said Jatiya Party chairman GM Quader took the decision as per article 20/1 (1) A of the party's constitution. Party sources said Lutfar Reza, also the convener of Jatiya Party Cumilla north district unit, was given the party ticket to contest the by-polls to Cumilla-7. He also submitted the nomination paper to be there in the race as the JP candidate, but he later withdrew it violating the party high command’s decision. Lutfar was expelled from the party’s all posts, including the primary membership, said the media release. The by-election to Cumilla-7 constituency is scheduled to be held on October 7. The seat was declared vacant after the death of its sitting MP and former deputy speaker Ali Ashraf on July 30. As per schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC), the deadline for the submission of nominations is September 13, while the date for the scrutiny of nomination papers is September 14 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is September 19. Pran Gopal Datta, former vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Medical University (BSMMU), is contesting the by-election as the Awami League candidate. BNP did not nominate any candidate to contest the by-polls as per its decision not to join any more elections under the current government.