Attack on UNO Wahida Khanam to be unearthed soon: Farhad


DHAKA, Sept 3, 2020 (BSS) – State Minister for Public
Administration Farhad Hossain said today that the incident of attack
on Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam
will be unearthed within a short time.

“A smart team of police is working in this regard. They will be
able to find out those who did it. We will take stern actions) against
the miscreants),” he said.

The state minister made the remarks while addressing a press
conference at his ministry office in the secretariat here after the
attack on Wahida Khanam, a 31st batch officer of the BCS
administration cadre.

Secretary of the ministry Shaikh Yusuf Harun was present at the
press conference.

Farhad said in the CCTV footage, the miscreants were seen wearing
masks and added that a high powered police team is working to detect
the two attackers who had masks on their faces by reviewing the CCTV

Replying to a query, he said, “It doesn’t seem to be a family feud.
However, it will find out in investigation. Law enforcement agency is
analyzing the matter”.

The state minister said the government is trying to ensure better
treatment to the UNO Wadiha Khanam. “In this context, the Neuroscience
Hospital in the capital is the best. We are doing what we need to do
in this regard,” he added.

Noting that process is underway for filing a case in this connection
and the government itself will investigate the matter, Farhad said the
UNO has been brought to the Neuroscience Hospital in the city by a
helicopter as her physical condition was deteriorated.

Earlier, some unidentified miscreants attacked on Dinajpur’s
Ghoraghat UNO Wahida Khanam and her father at her official residence
at Ghoraghat in the early hours of today.

Immediately after the incident, the UNO and her father were rushed
to Rangpur Community Hospital.