Reiterating her demand for disbanding Rab, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today claimed that the elite force has sent abroad Nur Hossain, the prime suspect in the seven murders in Narayanganj.
"The word, Rab, has made people panicky. They are getting involved with murders, abductions and forced disappearances,” Khaleda said visiting Nazrul’s house in Siddhirganj area in the city.
She also threatened to wage a movement if killers of Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six others are not arrested immediately.
“If the killers are not arrested immediately, BNP will call upon the people of Narayanganj to wage a tough movement,” she said.
An alarming number of people including children were kidnapped and killed over the past few months sending panic to the city dwellers.
Khaleda demanded the government steps down admitting its failure to secure the lives of the victims of recent abductions, murders and incidents of forced disappearance.
“As Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now in-charge of the home ministry, she cannot avoid her responsibilities for these murders.
She criticised the government for what she said not taking steps to arrest the killers despite a High Court order.
“The government’s inaction over the arrest of the culprits proves that the murders were committed at its instruction,” she said.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Moudud Ahmed, Amanullah Aman and Mahbub Uddin Khokon accompanied Khaleda, also a former prime minister, during her visit to meet the families of the seven who were abducted on April 27 from Narayanganj court area and later murdered.
At Nazrul’s house, the BNP chief also met the family members of Nazrul’s four aides, who were abducted along with him in their car.
Khaleda later went to the house of senior lawyer Chandan Sarkar, who was also abducted along with his driver, in the area.
She consoled the two victims' families.
Khaleda leave Narayanganj for Dhaka around 2:05pm.
She was set to visit the family members tomorrow but rescheduled the programme after Nazrul's father-in-law Shahidul Islam said Sunday that the prime minister had invited them to her office on that day.
Soon after the incident, Shahidul claimed that Rab men killed his son-in-law in exchange of Tk 6 crore.
Later, Commanding Officer of Rapid Action Battalion-11 Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Maj Arif Hossain and Lt Commander SM Masud Rana -- were sent to retirement over the allegation.
Of them, Tareque is son-in-law of Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya.