He says the government is trying to influence the verdict
BNP has alleged that ruling Awami League’s high-ups are making reckless remarks involving Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman over the August 21 grenade attack case as part of its plot for the next general election.
"People are in doubt whether the government is going to implement a verdict written by itself through the court. Their (govt) comments give people an impression that a dictated verdict is going to be delivered," BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said at the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters on Saturday, reports UNB.
He further said: "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Obaidul Quader (Awami League General Secretary) are making unguarded remarks about Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman to influence the August-21 grenade attack case. Their comments are an indication of a deep-rooted conspiracy ahead of the national election".
Referring to Obaidul Quaders' comment that BNP will be in serious trouble after the pronouncement of the August-21 case verdict to be delivered in September, the BNP leader questioned how he (Quader) came to know the verdict will be given in September as it is a matter for the courts.
"Quader's remark has exposed that the government has evil designs concerning the verdict."
He said the government is playing politics with a motive for the August 21 grenade attack case.
Incumbent IGP, Javed Patwary, who was the additional IGP of CID in 2008, submitted an inquiry report saying Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islam,i led by Mufti Hannan and Mawlana Taj Uddin, carried out the incident. In their probe report, they did not mention the name of BNP and Tarique Rahman, said Rizvi.
The BNP leader said that now the government is trying to influence the verdict to implicate Khaleda and Tarique to hold another lopsided election.
"The government has indulged in a destructive game of holding the next election without the participation of opposition parties."
He warned that the government will not be able to resist its fall by such evil designs.