Three local leaders of ruling Awami League in Bogura have been relieved of their posts on charges of illegally hoarding and selling rice from the government's food-friendly programme.
The removed leaders include Anisur Rahman, general secretary of Nandigram upzila unit of the party.
The two other expelled leaders are Gaziul Haque, president of Kutubpur union Awami League in Sariakandi upazila, and Saiful Islam Saju, organising secretary of Saidpur union Awami League in Shibganj upazila.
Bogura district Awami League General Secretary Ragibul Ahsan Ripu confirmed the news to The Business Standard over phone.
Gaziul Haque has been sentenced to one month in jail by a mobile court for illegally hoarding government rice.
Meanwhile, RAB-12 has filed a case against two persons, including Anisur Rahman under the Special Powers Act 1974.