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12:00 AM, March 19, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 19, 2009

Govt wants to influence BDR probe

Alleges Delwar

BNP Secretary General Khandaker Delwar Hossain yesterday alleged that the government wants to influence the investigation into BDR mutiny as per its own desire.
Expressing concern over personal comments on the investigation by the ministers, he also alleged that the ministers are trying to influence the investigation.
Delwar made this allegation at a press briefing at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office in the morning.
Criticising the role of Commerce Minister Faruq Khan as coordinator of all probe committees formed to investigate the BDR carnage, Delwar said "The coordinator has been appointed only to make influence on the investigation".
"The appointment has created a lot of questions in people's mind as he [Farukh Khan] is a minister and belongs to a certain political party," he said.
He demanded fair and neutral enquiry into the BDR massacre at Pilkhana and said without carrying out fair enquiry, the country will have to face more dangerous incident in future than the mutiny.
The BNP leader also alleged that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is filing cases against the opposition leaders to achieve government's confidence.
“ACC is playing role as flunky of the government,” he said and added that ACC and its high officials became 'controversial' because of their own activities.
Asked whether BNP will send the name of its representative for all party task force formed to cope with the impact of economic recession, BNP secretary general said steps should be taken so that people can adapt the matter successfully.
Blaming the government for maintaining double standard on the convicted leaders, he said Sheikh Helal was elected lawmaker in the by-election despite being convicted in corruption and extortion cases but some BNP leaders even did not get bail from the lower court.
About BNP standing committee's decision on expelling Tanbir Ahmed Siddiky from the party, he said the standing committee took the decision in line with the party constitution considering all points of view.
Party leaders Rizvi Ahmed, Aman Ullah Aman, Khairul Kabir Kokon and Nazimuddin Alam, among others, were present.

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