RANGPUR, Jan 1, 2017 (BSS) - The first Namaz-e-Janaza of Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) constituency Awami League (AL) lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton was held at Rangpur Police Lines School and College ground in the city this noon.
AL Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanok, MP, Organising Secretary of Rangpur division BM Mozammel Haque, MP, Mayor of Rangpur Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu, Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hasan Ahmed, DIG of Rangpur Range Khondker Golam Faruk, Acting President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, General Secretary Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju, city AL President Shafiur Rahman Shafi took part in the Janaza.
Thousands of people, including high officials, AL leaders and activists, its associate bodies and other political parties, joined the Janaza.
Earlier, the coffin of Liton draped with the national flag was brought to Rangpur Police Lines School and College ground where Jahangir Kabir Nanok with senior leaders placed floral wreaths on the coffin on behalf of the AL central committee.
Led by Additional District Magistrate of Rangpur Rabiul Islam, a smart contingent of police forces gave a guard of honour and bugle played the last post before the Janaza.
Later, the body of Liton was flown by a helicopter from Rangpur Police Lines School and College ground to Dhaka at 2:25 pm.
General Secretary of Rangpur district AL Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju told BSS that the second Namaz-e-Janaza of Liton will be held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangshad Bhaban at 10 am tomorrow (Monday).
"The body of Liton will be flown back to his Bamondanga village under Sundarganj upazila in Gaibandha on the same. He will be buried at family graveyard after third Namaz-e-Janaza after Asr prayers," he added.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)