Sixteen dropped from the list of freedom fighters in Chitalmari upazila

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Md. Kamruzzaman Khan Picklu, Chitalmari, Bagerhat:

A total of sixteen 16 people have been dropped from the list of freedom fighters after a thorough checkup and documents sorting in Chitalmari upazila in Bagerhat district.

In a paper, Chitalmari Upazila Bir Muktijoddha Verification and Selection Committee has been mentioned that ‘the excluded sixteen people are not freedom fighters’ according to the presented evidence.

On Thursday (February 4) morning, the notice board of the Upazila Nirbahi Officer has drawn up a list of the names of the excluded with the signatures of all the members of the committee.

A copy of the paper has been sent to the ministry. On January 30, a list of 156 people was checked and selected in the Upazila Parishad meeting room. However, the members of the verification and selection committee said that all those excluded from the list can appeal to the Ministry of Freedom Fighters.

Valiant freedom fighter SMA Sabur, President nominated by the Chairman of the National Freedom Fighters Council, Md. Shamsul Alam, Member of Parliament nominated by the Member of Parliament, Ranjit Kumar Barai, Member nominated by the Deputy Commissioner and Representative of the Ministry of Freedom Fighters and Member Secretary were the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md. Maruful Alam.

Chairman of the Verification and Selection Committee valiant freedom fighter SMA Sabur said that the National Freedom Fighters Council JAMUKA had sent negative information to the Ministry of Freedom Fighters about all the freedom fighters who had been gazetted till 2010. Due to arousing questions about the legitimacy of many freedom fighters, the latest letter came from the Ministry of Freedom Fighters to bring 156 freedom fighters under scrutiny in Chitalmari.

In this regard, the Ministry of Freedom Fighters met with the National Freedom Fighters Council and sent letters to the offices of the Deputy Commissioner and Upazila Nirbahi Officer. According to him, the letter was delivered to 156 gazetted freedom fighters of Chitalmari. As one of them had his name in the red release message (Lal Mukti Barta), 155 people were asked to appear at the office of the Upazila Nirbahi Officer. The screening takes place on January 30 from 10 am to 5 pm. The committee formed in accordance with the guidelines and selection rules of the Ministry and the National Freedom Fighters Council has completed the selection in a peaceful atmosphere. However, all those excluded from the list can appeal to the Ministry of Freedom Fighters.

In this regard, Chitalmari Upazila Nirbahi Officer and Member Secretary of the Committee Md. Maruful Alam said that out of 155 people in the verification and selection list, all but two were present. After inquiring about the two people who could not show up necessary papers and documents, we came to know that they were not freedom fighters. We have completed the selection process with transparency. 16 people have been dropped from the list. One of them is a member of Ansar Bahini. T

he chairman and members of the committee have prepared a final report in this regard and put it on the notice board. At the same time, I have sent the selection report with the signatures of all the members of the verification and selection committee to the ministry. The Ministry will make the final decision on the results of the verification and selection process.

The names who have been dropped out by the Verification and Selection Committee are: FM Badar Uzzaman (Ansar Bahini) of Barbaria village, Md. Keramat Ali Khan of the same village, Abdul Haq Sikder (deceased) of the same village, Babar Ali Mollah(deceased) of Baraguni village, Md. Nur Islam Sheikh of Barashia village, Chan Mia Sheikh of the same village, Md. Tashen Sheikh of Bashbaria village (deceased), Mosharraf of Paranpur village, Sheikh Md. Farid Ahmed (deceased) of Ghola village, Md. Abdur Rashid of Paranpur village, Jyotish Basu of Mashuarkul village, Chhaleman Sheikh of Bakpur village, Idris Sheikh of Shaildah village, Mostafa Sheikh (deceased) of Shibpur village, Md. Sarwar Hosen (deceased) of the same village and Md. A. Sattar Khan of Aruabarni village.