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Government to seek Interpol help to bring Tarique back: Quamrul

Update : 24 May 2013, 03:00 PM

State minister for law Advocate Quamrul Islam Friday categorically said that the government would take legal action against the BNP’s senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman after bringing him back from abroad with the help of Interpol.

He said: “Tarique is an offender in the eyes of law as there are specific allegations of corruptions against him. Although he is now absconding, the government would take initiatives to bring him back and try him.”

Quamrul came up with the declaration while addressing a discussion at Shahabagh Public Library Auditorium on Friday.

Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote organised the discussion titled ‘Elections under the interim government: BNP-Jamaat’s anarchic activities’.

Earlier in the morning, the lawmaker made the same statement at another discussion, organised by Bangabandhu Academy at Diploma Engineers’ Institute.

On Thursday, the 14-party-led ruling alliance demanded trying Tarique Rahman after bringing him back home at a meeting at the Awami League party president’s Dhanmondi office, presided over by Suranjit Sengupta.

According to its leaders, Tarique, the senior vice-chairman of the BNP, is conspiring to destroy democracy and oust the government staying in London.

On Tuesday, Tarique attended a party meeting in London. He recently performed Omrah with his family.

They said he went abroad giving undertakings.

Alleging that Tarique is conspiring to oust an elected government, the state minister said: “Fugitive criminal cannot make such comment. Legal action will be taken against him for his instigative speech.”

“If necessary, the government will take help from Interpol to bring Tarique back,” he added.

Quamrul urged all to remain alert about the conspirators.

On the other hand, AL presidium member Mohammad Nasim bitterly criticised main opposition BNP for enforcing Sunday’s Hartal while addressing the same programme.

Claiming that BNP is playing double role, he said: “BNP is urging for talks and at the same time they are enforcing Hartals. There is no similarity between their words and activities.”

Nasim said: “The national elections would be held under the interim government in accordance with the constitutional provisions and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would be the chief of the government.”

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