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Govt hired foreigner to frame Tarique: BNP

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BNP organises a rally before its Nayapaltan office in the city yesterday protesting the recent price hike of petroleum products. photo: Focus Bangla

BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the government had hired a foreign witness to falsely implicate the party's Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in a money-laundering case.
"But people will not accept it since the witness has already testified that Tarique has nothing to do with the case," he said at a protest rally in front of BNP's central office at Nayapaltan in the capital.
The main opposition then brought out a procession that ended in front of the Jatiya Press Club. The programmes were part of a two-day protest against the recent fuel price hike.
Meanwhile, US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Debra Laprevotte yesterday testified against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's elder son Tarique and his friend Giasuddin Al Mamun in a money-laundering case before the Special Judges' Court-3 in Dhaka. She had investigated the allegation of money-laundering against the two.
Fakhrul said Khaleda will announce an agitation programme to oust the Awami League-led government after completing road marches towards Khulna and Chittagong. Khulna road march will be held on November 26 and 27 while the date for Chittagong road march has not been declared yet.
Criticising the government for increasing prices of fuel oils, the BNP leader said fuel price has been increased thrice in last six months, which has made people's life miserable as their income has not increased at all.
Party leaders Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Abdullah Al Noman, Enam Ahmed Chowdhury, Amanullah Aman, Fazlur Rahman, Shamsuzzaman Dudu and Shirin Sultana, among others, attended the programme.

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