Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Saturday said senior “journalist” Shafik Rehman has been arrested for Rehman’s alleged involvement in a plot to kidnap and kill him in the US.“Today our Government arrested a senior “journalist” and opposition BNP leader Shafik Rehman for his involvement in a plot to kidnap and kill me in the US,” he wrote on his official Facebook page on Saturday night.
A US BNP leader’s son, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent and another American friend of both are already serving terms in the US in connection with the plot to kill him, Joy mentioned in his Facebook post.
Joy suggested his followers to read directly from the US DOJ’s press release. “I’m not sure about the “prominent” part but I am the “citizen of Bangladesh” mentioned there.”
At the beginning of his post, Joy wrote, “How often do you actually get someone trying to kill you? In my case, apparently more often than even I am aware of, it’s not because I’m a criminal or even a bad guy. It just so happens that my mother is in politics in Bangladesh and I help her from time to time.”
“It is also because our opposition party is of a particularly violent criminal bent and is allied with the largest fundamentalist party in the country with direct ties to ISIS,” he added.
Shafik Rehman, a pro-BNP intellectual, was put on a five-day remand in a case filed for alleged attempts to abduct and murder Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Saturday