The BNP has alleged that government has incited bomb explosions at the residences of leaders of the Opposition party.
“We think the government is creating disorder to remain in power illegally. They are exploding bombs at the houses of politicians including the leaders of the Opposition party,” BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said at a press briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters on Wednesday.
He said bombs were exploded at the residence of party’s Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday night.
Similar incidents took place at the houses of BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas, Vice President Sadeque Hossain Khoka, Metropolitan Member Secretary Abdus Salam and Juba Dal President Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, Rizvi alleged.
He demanded immediate arrest of those responsible for the bomb attacks.
Miscrants exploded two crude bombs at the Uttara residence of Mirza Fakhrul at around 9.30pm. Fakhrul was on his way to attend a meeting of the Standing Committee at the party chief’s Gulshan office.
Rizvi alleged that police were notified of the matter but they did not come to the spot immediately. They, however, went later.
He said Mirza Fakhrul and his family members were feeling insecure.
Several crude bombs exploded across the country including Dhaka during the nationwide 60-hour strike enforced by BNP-led 18-Party alliance since Sunday to press for the demand of a non-party government.
Bomb attacks were made at the houses of ministers, judges, Deputy Leader Of Parliament, leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies and a prosecutor of International Crimes Tribunal.
While his attention was drawn to the matter, the BNP leader said, “The government is responsible for ensuring safety.”
He referred to a picture published in a newspaper on Wednesday where activists of the ruling party were seen carrying sharp weapons like machete in presence of police.
“The picture proves who are behind violence and incidents of bomb blasts,” Rizvi said.
He alleged that the government was inciting the violence to create turmoil.
He also accused Chandpur Superintendent of Police of partiality and said the police official misbehaved with leaders of the BNP and 18-Party alliance.
Rizvi alleged the government had killed 18 people across the country in the last three days. Many leaders and activists of the Opposition were injured and arrested.
He said the government chose to torture the activists of the Opposition to hold a unilateral election.
“Still there is time. Accept the demand for a non-party government. Otherwise the Awami League government will go down eventually.” – bdnews24.com