Cops continue food curb for Khaleda’s office staff
Police around the Gulshan office of BNP chief Khaleda Zia continued the curb on food supplies for her office staff for the fourth day at a stretch today.
A CNG-run auto-rickshaw carrying lunch reached the office gate around 12:20pm today when the law enforcers stopped them, said Syrul Kabir Khan, a senior member of the BNP chief’s media wing.
“They did not allow the supplies to enter,” he told The Daily Star. However food for the BNP chief remains uninterrupted.
Insiders claimed everyone in the office was living on dry foods and its supplies were running out fast. They complained that police were not allowing fresh supplies into the office.
More than 50 people, including BNP Vice-chairman Selima Rahman and Mohila Dal Secretary Shirin Sultana, have been staying at the office.
Khaleda had been held confined for weeks since January 3. In the early phase of February, power supply to the office, where Khaleda is staying till now, were disconnected but was restored later.
This was believed to be the government’s move to pressure Khaleda to withdraw her countrywide agitation programmes which has already killed at least 69 people so far.
Meanwhile in a written statement, BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed today alleged that the incumbent government is trying to “kill” BNP chief Khaleda Zia by unofficial house arrest by the law enforcers.
He called upon the United Nations Human Rights Commission to take proper steps immediately.