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5 Show-Caused over the death of poet Basit Mohammad

A total of five people, including the executive engineer and contractor of the concerned branch, have been called for explaining the fact by Sylhet City Corporation over the untimely death of renowned poet, rhymer and former teacher leader Abdul Basit Mohammad after falling into an open drain under construction at Amber Khana in Sylhet city.

Earlier, Sylhet City Corporation formed a committee of inquiry for this incident. The ‘Show Caused ‘ persons are: Shamsul Haque, Executive Engineer, SISIK, Raji Uddin, Assistant Engineer, Devprad Das, Deputy Assistant Engineer, Arvind Pal, a working assistant and contractor.

These 5 people have been asked to show cause within three working days. Nur Azizur Rahman, chief engineer of Sylhet City Corporation, informed about the matter. He said they were not retracted, just been showcaused.

Notices have been issued to these five persons within three working days to show cause as to why the condition of various drains including the spot is like this. After the death of poet Basit Mohammad, an inquiry committee headed by SISIK’s chief revenue officer Bijan Kumar Singh was formed. The other two members of the committee were Ali Akbar, Executive Engineer, and Hanifur Rahman, Cleaning Branch Officer.

In the interest of the committee’s investigation, the executive engineer, assistant engineer, deputy assistant engineer, work assistant and contractor of the concerned branch have been protested, said Nur Azizur Rahman.

Whether any action would be taken against them if the investigation found evidence of their negligence, Nur Azizur Rahman said, a decision would be taken after discussing the matter.

It may be mentioned that on the evening of December 8, a rod fell into the stomach of poet Abdul Basit Mohammad after falling into a drain under construction by Sylhet City Corporation in front of Huraira Mansion in Amber Khana, Sylhet. He was seriously injured. He was admitted to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital in critical condition. After two days of treatment in the ICU of MAG Osmani Hospital, he left for the land of no return on the morning of December 10.

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