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Three remanded over vandalising Bagha Jatin’s sculpture

21 Dec 2020 14:26, Somoy English Desk
Three remanded over vandalising Bagha Jatin’s sculpture
Three remanded over vandalising Bagha Jatin’s sculpture

A Kushtia court on Monday placed expelled Jubo League leader Anisur Rahman Anis and his two associates on a three-day remand in a case filed over the vandalism of the sculpture of Bagha Jatin, an anti-British revolutionary activist.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Selina Khatun passed the order when police produced them before her court seeking a seven-day remand.

The two others who were remanded are Hridoy and Sabuj.

The sculpture was vandalised on the Kaya College campus in Kumarkhali upazila in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday following a feud with the college authorities over forming its managing committee.

Anis, president of Kaya union unit of Jubo League, allegedly masterminded the vandalism. Later, he was expelled from the organisation.

Bagha Jatin, whose real was Jatindranath Mukherjee, was the principal leader of Jugantar party which was the central association of revolutionary freedom fighters in Bengal.

He was born in Kumarkhali in 1879 and died in 1915 at the age of only 35.

Earlier, an under-construction sculpture of Father of the Nation the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was vandalised in the district town on December 4.

In the surveillance video, the madrasa students, clad in panjabis and caps, were seen walking towards the under-construction sculpture and climbing up a ladder around 2am on Saturday before smashing it with hammers.

Police arrested the duo and two madrasa teachers over the incident.

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