According to local sources, President of Rajapur upazila unit of Chhatra League Ahsan Habib Rubel has been involved in a number of crimes including extortion and violence. The sources also claimed that Rubel’s family members abetted in such criminal activities. Officer-in-Charge of Rajapur police station Harun Ar Rashid informed the Dhaka Tribune that Rubel’s father has been accused in multiple cases of land encroachment. The police arrested Rubel, his mother Hosne Ara Begum, Nazrul and Abu Saleh from the crime scene. In fact, Rubel’s domestic help Sharmin, who was also arrested from the crime scene reportedly aided the miscreants.
The miscreants hacked and beat four people in their attempt to take possession of a house on College Road in Jhalakathi. The owner of the house Faruk Farazi, 45, his wife Sahera Begum, 35, his brother-in-law A Mannan and sister-in-law Kabita Begum sustained injuries in the attack. They were admitted to Rajapur Upazila Health Complex Hospital.
Faruk Farazi said that Rubel and his brother Raju led an assault at his house with a gang of around 50 persons at 4am on Sunday. He alleged that Rubel has been trying to extort Tk10lakh from him. He claimed that once Rubel was certain that he was not going to get the money, he attacked them with the motive to kill.
Rubel’s father Tofajjal Hossain, who is also known among locals as the “fake major”, has been accused in more than 20 lawsuits for allegations of murder, assault, mugging and other crimes. RAB arrested Tofajjal on multiple occasions with illegal firearms and ammunition. Reportedly, Tofajjal was a havildar of Bangladesh Army but conned locals by posing as a major.
Sub-Inspector of Rajapur police station Abul Kalam informed the Dhaka Tribune that Chhatra League leader Rubel has been accused in more than half a dozen cases for allegation of assault and robbery. In fact, there are different cases against different family members of Rubel.
A case was filed against Rubel for his latest assault on Sunday. The case also accused 12 named and 20-30 unidentified people.