Some miscreants have found their way inside Awami League, says Quader
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has stated that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will not spare those involved in criminal activities.
"It is not unusual that miscreants will try to infiltrate a party that is in power. Some of these people have found their way inside Awami League, but the prime minster will spare anyone who is infiltrating the party or is involved with criminal activities," he said at a press briefing at Awami League president's political office in Dhanmondi on Tuesday morning.
The road, transport, and bridges minister said police took action against those accused of killing Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), following the prime minister's instructions.
Quader further said: “Chhatra League activists usually engage in various altruistic activities, but the misdeeds of a few always tend to become headlines, staining the image of the entire student wing.”
Abrar Fahad, a second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of Buet, was beaten to death by some Chhatra League leaders based on false allegations about his involvement with Islami Chhatra Shibir - the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.
At least nine members of Buet unit Chhatra League have been detained in connection with the murder. Meanwhile, Abrar's father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19 people with Chawkbazar police station on Monday.
Besides, Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of Awami League, earlier suspended 11 leaders from its committee.
The minister claimed that Buet Vice Chancellor Saiful Islam was ill which is why he did not meet with the students yet.
He said: "Buet VC is sick now but he will meet with the students soon."
“Awami League will not take responsibility of few members of Chhatra League and Jubo League,” Quader said.
He also added that none would be spared if anyone were involved in any misdeeds using party identity.
Responding to a question about banning Jamaat and Shibir, Quader told that Jamaat is no more a registered political party.
“Banning Jamaat and Shibir is the matter of court,” he said.