BASA calls attack on Wahida planned assault


DHAKA, Sept 5, 2020 (BSS) – The Bangladesh Administrative Service
Association (BASA) today demanded immediate and appropriate punitive
actions against the culprits who carried out the barbaric attack on
Ghoraghat UNO Wahida Khanam, saying it was a planned assault.

“(It appears) the assault was not mere an incident of theft as the
miscreants didn’t steal anything. It was a planned attack,” BASA
President and senior secretary of the Local Government Ministry Helal
Uddin Ahmed told a press briefing at BIAM Auditorium here in the

Noting that many more people might have been involved in the
incident, he said, proper investigation can find out the actual facts
of the attack.

Terming the injured UNO as an honest and brave officer, Helal Uddin
said she never spares any corruption.

“The assault might have been carried out by certain quarters after
being failed to reap illegal benefits,” he added.

Condemning the “heinous” attack on Wahida Khanam, Helal Uddin
demanded bringing the perpetrators under trail through proper

Mentioning the incident of filing a case against Madaripur Deputy
Commissioner Dr Rahima Khatun by some people, who extract sand
illegally, he said the FIR of the case was fulfilled with
“inconsistent words” and termed such kind of case against any district
magistrate as “unprecedented and unfortunate”.

The BASA president demanded the withdrawal of the case.