Statement linking Bnp to foreigner murders ‘irresponsible’

Statement linking Bnp to foreigner murders ‘irresponsible’

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Dhaka – The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday alleged that irresponsible remarks by high level government leaders on killing of foreign citizens would create impediments to carrying out the investigation properly.
“The irresponsible remarks will not only impede the investigation into the murders but also create problem in identifying the real assassins,” said BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in the statement.Fakhrul’s statement came shortly after the Prime Minister’s press conference where she alleged that BNP and Jamaat had hands in the killing of two foreigners. He however did not mentioned name of any leader.
He strongly condemned the killing of two foreigners by assassins and said such killing proved that law and order situation has become very fragile in the country.
The BNP leader expressed deep concern over the killing of two foreigners and demanded the arrest of killers and to give them exemplary punishment.
Earlier, BNP spokesperson DR Asaduzzaman Ripon criticised the Prime Minister’s statement that BNP-Jamaat are behind the killing of the two foreigners.
“Prime Minister’s remarks are unwarranted and unfortunate,” he said while addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters at Naya Paltan in the city.
The BNP leader also termed the incident of picking up two BNP leaders in Rangpur by “plainclothes members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) after the killing of Japanese national as “ominous for the country”.
The remarks of ruling party chief on the killing of two foreigners are unwarranted since matter is now under investigation, he said adding, “We expect the Prime Minister to make responsible remarks.”
He demanded carrying out investigation behind the killings of foreigners and book the perpetrators to justice.
The BNP leader alleged that plain clothed RAB personnel have taken away general secretary of Rangpur district Juba Dal Anisul Haque Laku and Rangpur city BNP leader Rashedunnabi Biplob.
He expressed his concern over the incident and not to produce the party leaders before the court within 24 hours.
BNP organizing secretary   Harun-Or-Rashid and Juba Dal president Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, among others, were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, addressing a hurriedly called press conference in the evening, Ripon described the remarks of Prime Minister on BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia as “indecent.”
The PM’s remarks that she made at her press conference on the BNP chairperson was very indecent. BNP strongly condemns the remarks, he said.
Ripon said BNP believes that nobody could become greater by making indecent remarks and undermining some one.
“People were ashamed to hear such indecent remarks by a high level political leader against a fellow political leader. Such type of politics would lead the country towards more political crisis,” he added. – Staff Reporter

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