:: People’s Time Online ::
Gazi Tariq Salmon, UNO (Upazilla Nirbahi Officer) of Barguna Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer has been transferred to the cabinet division as senior assistant secretary. He was charged to lawsuits for using a child’s drawing of Bangabandhu on official invitation cards.
On June 7, Obaedullah Saju, Barisal Bar Association President filed a Tk5 crore defamation case against Salmon for distributing invitation cards with an allegedly distorted portrait of Bangabandhu.
The portrait was drawn by a class V student in Barisal and was selected over an official competition on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s birthday. Later that portrait was printed on the back of invitation cards.
Throughout Bangladesh public bounced against the mistreatment and irrational lawsuits towards the UNO. The Political Advisor of PM Sheikh Hasina told that PM Sheikh Hasina became surprised upon this illogical mistreatment with the UNO Gazi Tariq Salmon and said that this portrait drawn by a primary school student was a wonderful artwork.
Bangladesh Awami League suspended Saju from his post as Barisal city unit Religious Affairs secretary. Later, Saju withdrew the case on July 23.
Over the cabinet move, Senior Secretary of Public Administration Ministry Aliya Meher issued an order in this regard on Monday.
Salman was promoted as senior assistant secretary in 2015 and posted in Barisal as UNO.