BNP leaders Aman, Alam, Mosharraf arrested

BNP leaders Aman, Alam, Mosharraf arrested

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Dhaka, Feb 2 – Law enforcers detained BNP chairperson’s adviser Amanullah Aman and party executive committee member Nazimuddin Alam from a house at Mohakhali DOHS on Friday night while another leader AKM Mosharraf Hossain was held on his way from Tongi to Dhaka.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told UNB that a team of Rab-1 picked up the two BNP leaders.
Contacted, Mufti Mahmud Khan, Director (Legal and Media) of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), confirmed UNB that a team of Rab-1 arrested Amanullah Aman and Nazimuddin Alam from Mohakhali DOHS area at night.
Rizvi said Rab men encircled a house at the DOHS around 8:30pm, where Aman and Alam were staying.
Later, the elite force members took them into their vehicle as the two BNP leaders came down to the ground floor of the house.
Rizvi alleged that law enforcers are arresting their party leaders ahead of its executive committee members’ meeting scheduled to be held on Saturday. “The government is arresting our party leaders with an ulterior motive so that we can’t make our meeting a success.”
Earlier, plainclothes police arrested BNP training affairs secretary ABM Mosharraf Hossain from near Uttara while he was returning to the capital from Tongi around 4:30pm.
Rizvi strongly condemned and protested the arrest of the three BNP leaders and demanded the government release them immediately.
Earlier, at a press conference Rizvi alleged that police arrested at least 275 party leaders and activists, including its standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy in the past four days.
BNP’s executive committee is set to hold a day-long meeting on Saturday at hotel Le Méridien to work out party’s next course of action as a court is set to deliver verdict in the graft case of BNP chairperson Khelada Zia on February 8. – UNB

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