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‘Liton was killed because of his anti-Jamaat-Shibir role’

4 January 2017, 5:46:27

Staff Correspondent: Referring that her government won't tolerate the murder of peoples' representatives, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the murderers of Awami League lawmaker from Gaibandha-1 constituency Manzurul Islam Liton must be given stringent punishment.

In this connection, the premier once again directed the law enforcement agencies to hunt down the killers ofLiton, who has shot dead at his home in Sundarganj Upazila in Gaibandha on Saturday. “Our target is to ensure peace and security for all,” she said.

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The prime minister was talking to a cross-section of the people of eight districts of Rangpur division through video conferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence here this noon.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and lawmakers of Rangpur division including HN Ashiqur Rahman, Tipu Munshi, Nurul Isalm Sujon, Ramesh Chandra Sen and Motahar Hossain were present at Ganabhaban.

Recalling anti-Jamaat-Shibir role of Liton in Sundarganj, the prime minister said he used to resist the anti-liberation forces and give security to the people in his locality. “Liton was brutally killed due to his anti-Jamaat-Shibir role and we won't tolerate this murder in any way,” she said.

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