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Home minister: There is no evidence that MP Bodi is involved in drug trade

  • Published at 03:30 pm May 22nd, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:52 pm May 22nd, 2018
Abdur Rahman Bodi File photo

News reports have indicated that MP Bodi is heavily involved in the drug trade

Bangladesh has seen a surge in anti-narcotics operations by law enforcement agencies over the past few days. Deaths of drug dealers and traffickers during encounters with the law are reported on a daily basis. Cox’s Bazar-4 MP Abdur Rahman Bodi’s name has popped up numerous times in connection to the drug syndicates. The lawmaker has been accused of many infractions, but has not faced any action so far.

On Tuesday, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal was asked by reporters at the Secretariat why the government has not acted against MP Bodi yet, according to Bangla Tribune.

In response, the minister said: “We are looking into the allegations against MP Bodi. If you have any information about Bodi or drug dealers, please inform us. There are allegations against Bodi, but there is no evidence.”

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News reports have indicated that MP Bodi is heavily involved in the drug trade. He is at the top of the drug traffickers lists prepared by the police, RAB, and the Department of Narcotics Control.

He also said: “There are no crossfires in the country. Whatever is happening are incidents gunfights. The police are carrying out a zero tolerance policy against drugs. The prime minister has issued stern instructions to spare no one associated with drugs – be they members of the parliament, police officers, government employees, RAB, journalists, everyone is on notice now.”