Quader Mirza responsible for bloodshed, murders: Badal’s family
They also demanded unconditional release of Badal.
Addressing a press conference at their Charkali village home on Friday afternoon, Badal’s wife Selina Akter Kakoli alleged that her husband had been in jail “being the victim of conspiracy of Quader Mirza.”
“Abdul Quader Mirza is solely responsible for all clashes, violences, and bloodsheds in Companiganj,” she said. “He (Abul Quader Mirza) is also the mastermind behind ‘sick politics’ in Copmpaniganj.”
She also alleged that police didn’t register any case of those whose man was killed. Instead, case was accepted from those whose man was not killed. “Companiganj police have been dally-dillying,” she said.
Badal’s mother Aradhan Begum alleged that police had arrested her son in a ‘false and fabricated case.’ Mirza Quader solely responsible for all kinds of clashes.
She also demanded of the government to bring Mirza Quader under the purview of law.
Mirza Quader’s elder sister Fatema Akter Bakul and younger sister Amena Begum also addressed the press conference.
The 49-year-old Mizanur Rahman Badal is the son of late Bir Muktijoddha Sirajul Aalm Chowdhury of village Charkali under Ward No. 1 of Char Fakira union in the upazila. He is the organising secretary of Companiganj upazila Awami League and former upazila chairman.
He was arrested by police on Thursday.
On February 19 last, supporters of Abdul Quader Mirza and Mizanur Rahman Badal traded gunshots at Chaprashirhat Bazar in Companiganj, leaving local journalist Burhan Uddin Muzakkir bullet injured. Later, at night on February 20, Muzakkir succumbed to his injuries at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital while underwent treatment there.
Later, at about 9:00pm on Tuesday, both the rival groups traded gunshots at Basurhat Pourasava premises, which also left local Jubo League activist Alauddin dead.