Vol. 5 Num 652 Wed. March 29, 2006  

Former Shibir leader shot in Sylhet
JCD men blamed

Former president of Fenchuganj upazila unit of Islami Chhatra Shibir Ehsanur Rahman Iraq was shot by a group of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal men yesterday afternoon.

Ehsanur was admitted to a private clinic in the city and was operated upon to remove stray bullets.

Ehsanur, now chief of the Jamea Islamia, Fenchuganj (an institution run by Jamaat) was on his way home from the Moglabazar area in a motorbike. He came under attack near the Kushiyara bridge at about 12: 30 pm.

Sylhet district JCD vice-president Abdul Ahad Khan Jamal allegedly opened fire and managed to flee the spot with his two aides.

A case was lodged with Fenchuganj Police station accusing Abdul Ahad Khan Jamal, Waheduzzaman Sufi and Zahed Hossain. Shibir claimed that all the three accused opened fire on Ehsanur.

Tension was prevailing between the activists of ruling party's student wing and the Jamaat backed Islami Chhatra Shibir for the last few weeks in Fenchuganj upazila after the Shibir men passed foul remarks about the prime minister at a rally.

The JCD men held rallies and brought out processions to protest the incident.