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BNP: Government resorting to ‘extrajudicial killings’ to perpetuate power

  • Published at 01:08 am May 29th, 2018
BNP: Government resorting to ‘extrajudicial killings’ to perpetuate power
File Photo: Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Dhaka Tribune

Mirza Fakhrul alleged that the government was not taking action against the ruling party men genuinely involved in the narcotics business

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday expressed fear that the government was carrying out extrajudicial killings in the name of an anti-narcotics drive as part of its plot to stay in power.

"People are being killed every day instead of putting them on trial. Are they (government) doing it to create an atmosphere or a ground for staying in power? We are worried about their motive," he said while addressing a discussion at the National Press Club in Dhaka.

He also said it would be a great mistake if people considered the current drive of law enforcement agencies only as an anti-narcotics one. "There is surely a conspiracy behind it since Awami League has been in power based on it."

Referring to the killing of Teknaf municipality councillor and ruling party leader Ekramul Haque in a gunfight, Fakhrul said law enforcers killed him in a “crossfire” branding him as a listed drug dealer, but the locals said he was a good and innocent man.

"Who made the list and who gave the order to kill him?" asked the BNP leader.

He alleged that the government was not taking action against the ruling party men genuinely involved in the narcotics business.

He said Awami League had kept BNP chief Khaleda Zia in jail in a “false” case as it feared her after getting isolated from the people.

Fakhrul asked his party leaders and activists to mobilize public support and get ready as they had no alternative to intensifying their movement to oust the current “autocratic” government and free Khaleda from jail.

He also alleged that the government was trying to have the blessings of India to return to power as it was not accountable to people.

Referring to a report of Indian newspaper Anandabazar, he said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her tour had sought the Indian government's help to secure her party’s victory in the next general election.

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