Dhaka: 2:00 PM, Wed, 11 Dec, 2019
 
risingbd
Latest:

Ershad finally laid to rest in Rangpur

A K Azad : risingbd.com
     
Publish on: 2019-07-16 6:40:34 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-07-18 1:54:18 PM

Rangpur Correspondent: Former President and Jatiya Party Chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad was finally laid to eternal rest in his hometown Rangpur on Tuesday.

He was buried at the grave dug by his party followers at the Litchi Orchard of his Polli Nibash around 6:00pm.

Huge army personnel took position around the prepared grave before the burial to maintain discipline as thousands of people gathered there to bid farewell to their beloved leader.

Military men carried ex-army chief Ershad’s coffin, draped in an Army flag, to near the grave. Later, a life sketch of the Jatiya Party Chairman was read out before observing a one-minute silence showing tributes to him.

Earlier, the fourth and final namaz-e-janaza of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad was held at Central Collectorate Eidgah around 2:00pm with the participation of thousands of people.

Huge law enforcers were deployed in and around the Eidgah to fend off any untoward incident as local leaders announced to thwart party senior leader’s plan to bury Ershad at Military Graveyard in the capital instead of Rangpur.

On Sunday, Jatiya Party secretary general Moshiur Rahman Ranga announced that their chairperson will be buried at the military graveyard in the capital.

Protesting the decision, Jatiya party’s Rangpur and Rajshahi units held a joint meeting at the party’s Rangpur city unit office on Monday decided to bury Ershad in Rangpur at any cost. They later prepared a grave at Polli Nibash.

risingbd/Rangpur/July 16, 2019/Nazrul Mridha/AKA