A case has been filed against 43 top leaders of BNP and its ally Jamaat, including party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Jamaat’s acting ameer Maqbul Ahmed for setting fire to and vandalising vehicles and explosion of crude bombs.
Paltan thana police filed the case yesterday night implicating them in setting fire on a staff bus of Bangladesh Secretariat on Sunday.
The other accused of the case include BNP standing committee members—Mirza Abbas and Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah, Aman Ullah Aman, Barkatullah Bulu, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, AZM Zahid Hossain, Shahiduddin Chowdhury Anie, Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel, Sultan Salahuddin Tuku, Jamaat leaders—Rafiqul Islam Khan, Jasim Uddin Sarker, chairman of Bangladesher Jatiya Party Andalib Rahman Partha, Juba Dal leader Saiful Islam Nirob, Secchasebok Dal leader Mir Sarafat Ali Sapu, Shafiul Bari Babu, Chhatra Dal president Razib Ahsan, general secretary Akramul Hasan, Paltan thana Juba Dal president Masud, Jewell and Nazrul.Another 40 to 50 unknown people were also implicated in the case.
Officer-in-Charge of Paltan Thana Morshed Alam confirmed the a case filing against 43 20-party leaders by police in connection with setting fire to a bus on December 28.
He said police has already arrested one Mohiuddin, a Chhatra Dal activist, in connection with the case.
BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi termed the case filed against top BNP-Jamaat leaders as a conspiracy to destroy the democracy.
Addressing a urgently call press conference at party headquarters, he accused the government of setting fire to the staff bus by its agents and filed the case implicating their leaders to shift the attention of the people from the ongoing movement.
“We think that the government has blackmailed the people by filing the case,” he added.
The BNP leader condemned and protested filing of the case and demanded of the government to withdraw it.
He alleged that the government wants to resist the opposition from carrying out its movement.
The government cannot protect itself by filing of false cases and resist the ongoing movement,” he added.
BNP leaders—Abdus Salam and Sanaullah Miah, among others, were present at the press conference. – Staff R eporter