BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the unverified audio clips of the killing of Teknaf Municipality Councillor Ekramul Haque has exposed the government's “evil” plan behind the ongoing anti-narcotic drives in Bangladesh.
"We've been raising questions about the anti-narcotics drives from the beginning. They are being conducted with an evil motive," he said.
Speaking at an iftar party, the BNP leader further said: "We feared the drives may be used for political purposes, which has now been proved true with the audio clips. These have also revealed the government's evil intention to mislead people."
Rangpur Medical College Jatiyatabadi Ex-Student Welfare Council arranged the programme at a convention centre in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi area.
The BNP leader called on the people to take to the streets and wage a movement to ensure the fall of the government, as it had “obliterated democracy by imposing its repressive misrule.”
On Thursday, Ekramul’s family distributed four audio clips containing recorded conversations between him and his daughter, and wife before he was shot dead by law enforcement officials.