A Natore court yesterday sent a local Swechchhasebak League leader to jail in connection with a case for assaulting an executive engineer of Water Development Board (WDB) and obstructing government work.
Earlier on Monday night, WDB Executive Engineer Abu Raihan filed the case with Natore Police Station against Nafiul Islam Antar, general secretary of Swechchhasebak League’s Natore municipality unit, and nephew of Natore-2 Lawmaker Shafiqul Islam Shimul.
Meanwhile, protesting the attack, WDB officials and employees formed a human chain and organised a press conference in front of Pani Bhaban in Dhaka the same day.
The following day, police arrested Antar from his house in Bargachha area of Natore town around 5:30pm.
According to police, Antar and his father Amirul, a contractor who works for the WDB, and also the treasurer of Natore district Awami League, locked in an altercation with Engineer Raihan when he questioned the quality of a construction work.
At one stage, Antar physically assaulted the engineer.
Later, WDB officials and workers rescued him and took him to Natore Sadar Hospital for treatment.