Imam in Bogura sacked for FB post favouring Hefajat’s Mamunul

An imam in Bogura’s Dhunat upazila was sacked over his Facebook post in favour of Hefajat-e-Islam’s Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque.

Yesterday afternoon, Imam Murshidul Islam of Dhunat upazila health complex jame masjid received a letter from mosque authorities in this regard.

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Murshidul Islam was the imam of Dhunat upazila health complex for about 12 years and lived with his family in the government quarters.

On April 3, he made a Facebook post in support of Mamunul Haque during the controversial incident at the Royal Resort in Narayanganj.

The imam was suspended as the mosque management committee noted his status that day.

On Sunday, the upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) and members of the mosque committee had a meeting at the upazila health complex.

Dhunat Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Hasanul Hashib said the imam of the mosque had been sacked permanently as per the decision reached in the meeting.

Imam Murshidul Islam contends that the status was in favour of Mamunul Haque, but not against the government.

“I even apologised to everyone for the incident, deleting the status,” he said.