Suspended Dewanganj municipality mayor arrested

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested suspended Jamalpur’s Dewanganj Municipality Mayor Shah Newaz Shahanshah.

He was arrested from a Hotel ‘de Meridian’ at sector-12 in city’s Uttara on Thursday morning.

ASP ANM Imran Khan, Assistant Director of RAB Legal and Media Wing, confirmed the matter saying that he will be sent to Jamalpur.

Earlier, the law enforcers cordoned off the hotel to arrest Shah Newaz.

Shah Newaz Shahanshah was suspended from mayoral post on December 21 following slapping an upazila secondary education officer during a Victory Day programme on December 16.

Earlier, local Awami League expelled him for engaging in unlawful activities that breached the party’s discipline on Monday. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of Jamalpur district unit of AL on the night

Mayor Shahanshah slapped and assaulted Upazila Secondary Education Officer Meher Ullah at a Victory Day event for announcing his name at number five.

The mayor hurled abuses at the officer, presenter of the event held on the Dewanganj Government High School premises, before assaulting him.

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