BNP standing committee member Modud Ahmed alleged that policemen barred him from leaving his house in Manikpur village of Companyganj upazila to exchange greeting with supporters on the Eid day Saturday.
Police, however, denied the allegation citing ‘the blockade was for security reasons’.
BNP standing committee member Modud told journalists that it has been proved that this government has become isolated from people and also being feared to face mass people.
“So, policemen were deployed in front of my house in the morning and the barred me from coming out of my home,” he added.
“I asked police to arrest me if I did anything wrong or let me go out, but they were firm about not allowing me to go outside,” said the senior BNP leader.
Moudud said he spoke to Companyganj Police Station officer-in-charge and Superintendent of Noakhali Police Md Ilias Sharif. Both denied him permission to go out, he added.
When contacted, Md Ilias Sharif said, “Moudud Ahmed is a senior political leader. We deployed police in front of his house considering his security.”
Rabiul Islam, sub-inspector (investigation) of Companyganj Police Station, who was on duty in front of Moudud’s house, said police were deployed following an intelligence report that he might face problems if he went out of home just before evening.