Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said professional killers with political backing killed the two foreign nationals.
The minister also said the issuance of alerts by some foreign countries for their nationals in Bangladesh is a disregard to Bangladesh’s firm stance against terrorism and militancy.
Obaidul Quader, also a presidium member of the ruling Awami League, came up with the remarks at the inaugural ceremony of a children art competition marking the upcoming 51st birth anniversary of Sheikh Russell, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He also urged the foreign countries concerned to lift the travel alert as Bangladesh has already provided the highest security for the movement and living of foreign nationals in the country.
The AL leader said the killers will be hunted down soon as all the law enforcement agencies and detectives are putting an all-out effort to trace the killers.
Pointing to the Prime Ministers’ order to arrest ruling party MP Manzurul Islam Liton who allegedly shot a kid in Gaibandha, Quader said this shows the government’s stance against any kind of misdeeds, and no one will be spared for committing any crime.
Responding to BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s call for forging a national unity against militancy and extremism on Thursday, he said no national unity is possible until BNP stops patronising terrorism, militancy and arson attacks.