Refuting the allegation of his involvement in the Tanveer Mohammad Twaki killing, former MP Shamim Osman on Saturday said Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Dr Selina Hayat Ivy was trying to catch fish in the troubled waters over the incident.
He also threatened to take her to court if she fails to prove the allegation.
“I am being addressed as a killer which is very embarrassing for me. I’ll lodge a GD with thana on Saturday night and submit a memorandum to the Police Super Office on Sunday. If necessary, I’ll file a case with a court if Ivy fails to prove the allegation by that time,” Shamim said while addressing a press conference at his Hira Mahal residence in the city in the afternoon.
The Awami League also said he would surrender to police if Ivy can prove his involvement in the murder.
On Friday, Ivy blamed Shamim for the murder of Twaki, an A-level student and son of Narayangaj Ganojagaran Mancha convener Rafiur Rabbi.
Former president of local bar association Anisur Rahman Dipu, Fatulla thana unit Awami League president M Saifullah Badal, general secretary Sawkat Ali, Sadar upazila vice-chairman Nazimuddin, city AL general secretary Khokon Saha and NCC councillor Nur Hossain, among others, were present today.
Shamim said he also wants the arrest of Twaki’s killers. “Else, such killing will reoccur here and attempt will be made to shift blame on us.”
Referring to Ivy’s severe criticism of him, Shamim said: “Such remarks were made only to please Jamaat-Shibir so that they work for her in the city corporation polls.”
While addressing a mass rally, organised by Sangskritik Jote as part of a five-day long programme protesting Toki’s murder, at local Shaheed Minar, Chashara in the city on Friday Ivy and Rabbi alleged that ex-MP Shamim Osman and his two brothers were involved in the murder of Tanveer Mohammad Twaki.
Pointing finger at Shamim Osman, the city mayor said: “You (Shamim) killed Toki as his father had supported me during the city corporation polls in 2011.”
Twakiwas found dead in the Shitalakhya River on March 8.