BNP yesterday demanded the arrest of Manzurul Islam Liton, MP, for allegedly firing shots on a minor boy leaving him wounded in Gaibandha on Friday.
“A ruling party MP elected without votes wounded a child at Sundarganj upazila by firing shots on him like hunting a bird. We demand immediate arrest of him,” said BNP spokesperson Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon.
The BNP leader made the demand while addressing a press conference at party headquarters at Naya Paltan in the city, a day after a 10-year-old boy Sourav Mian, son of Saju Mian of Gopalcharan, was injured with stray bullets allegedly fired by local Awami League lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton at Gopalcharan village in Sundarganj upazila early Friday.
He termed the incidents of killing of two foreigners in last few days a very alarming and said country’s citizens are suffering from sense of insecurity due to deterioration of law and order for “authoritative rule.”
Condemning the killing of a Japanese national in Rangpur’s Kaunia upazila on Saturday morning, he also demanded immediate arrest of the assailants and their punishment.
Ripon alleged that many of the lawmakers of current Parliament consider them above the law since they have been elected without votes.
“The government, which was formed by majority of those lawmakers, is also not interested to ensure its accountability,” he said.
The BNP leader expressed his grave concern that the ruling party has turned Bangladesh into a safe haven of terrorism.
“People are suffering from sense of insecurity both at home and outside. They are being regularly falling victims to terrorism unleashed by ruling party cadres and MPs,” he said.
The BNP leader alleged that the law enforcers have turned out to be helpless in ensuring the rule of law in the country for lack of good governance.
Ripon, also international affairs secretary, strongly protested and condemned the killing of Katabari union BNP activist Shah Alam on Thursday night.
He said the country’s people have got anxious due to the criminal activities, tender manipulation and land grabbing by ruling party men.
He also demanded holding an inclusive fresh election by dissolving the present Parliament.
Advocate Sanaullah Miah, Abdus Salam Azad and Shamimur Rahman Shamim, among others were present on the occasion.