“The number of false cases filed against us is innumerable; it seems it [the number] has crossed 100,000,” BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told journalists at the party's Nayapaltan headquarters.
“It seems that all of the top leaders have been facing more than 25 cases. By filing false cases, they want to turn the main political opposition inactive.”
The BNP leader alleged that after becoming bankrupted, the Awami League has been using “false cases” as a weapon to repress the BNP.
“Awami League has become alienated from the people. That is why they are doing undemocratic and anti-people activities to repress the BNP,” he said.
Regarding an arrest warrant against BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Fakhrul said: “Rizvi's name was not in the FIR [first information report], but an arrest warrant was issued.
“The case was shifted to judiciary court from CMM [chief metropolitan magistrate] court hurriedly, it is abnormal. The intention is clear – it was done to harass or arrest Rizvi.”
Fakhrul said: “We abide by the law. We are going to court everyday. Our leader Khaleda Zia appeared before the court regularly. The arrest warrant against Rizvi was issued with a view to harass him politically.”