Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Drug dealer leaders threaten journalists in Shariatpur

Saturday, 01 February 2020 | 1:14 am | 61 times

Drug dealer leaders threaten journalists in Shariatpur

Drug dealers of Shariatpur has been accused for blame and defect of the editor and publisher of daily Rudrabarata Alhaj Shahidul Islam.

On 29 January, Shipan Ketawal, son of Majid Ketawal, called Tetulia government elementary school teacher in Teetulia village of Domsar union of Sadar upazila, terrified with bad conduct.
The school teachers told reporters. Journalists went to the spot and spread the news in several daily newspapers, including daily Rudrabarta.
On3 January, the Rudrabarta online published news titled “School teacher is unsecured for threaten by Shipan Kaitwal”.

The editor and publisher Alhaj Shahidul Islam Pilot was also threatened with derogatory remarks in place of the comments below the news published in the daily Rudrabarta online.
The alleged commentator is SM Tariqul Islam, son of Tajul Islam of Aminbagh village of Tulasar union of Sadar upazila.

Alhaj Shahidul Islam Pilot is now working in News Agency UNB and he is also a district representative of the Daily Samakal newspaper and the chairman of the Central Committee of the Bangladesh Municipal Journalist Forum.

The editor of the daily Rudrabarta newspaper said,”I filed a case at Patong Model Police station for the safety and defamation of my life threatening by a drug dealer”.

Shipan Kaitwal was arrested by the Palong Model Police Station on June 23 , 2019 with SM Tariqul Islam selling Tibetul Islam with a 7 pieces of Yaba tablet containing Tk 17,000 cash for selling of Yaba. That report was published in same news paper daily Rudrabarta.
The Joint editor of Daily Rudarbarta Anisur Rahman filed a case in this regard at Palang Model Police Station.

On January 30, 5 pm, Aslam Uddin, acting officer of the Palong Model Police Station, told reporters that the accused was indeed a vagabond .We’re trying to catch him. Hopefully, he will be arrested soon and take necessary steps.

In a statement sent to the media on Thursday afternoon, BMSF (Bangladesh Mofassal Sangbadik) central general secretary Ahmed Abu Jafar said journalists in the country were concerned about the continued threat and attacks of journalists by terrorists in the country. Can’t continue like this. So pull the terrorists right now.

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