BNP demands fair probe
The main opposition party BNP yesterday demanded a high-powered committee to investigate the Rupganj violence involving locals, law enforcers and army.
Khandaker Delwar Hossain, secretary general of BNP, said, “We made the demand so misunderstanding between people and the army over the clash is removed through a fair probe. Though we know the government will not conduct a fair investigation.”
While addressing a briefing at the party's Nayapaltan office in the city, he alleged the government is hatching a conspiracy to bring about a face-off between the army and people and planning to put the blame on opposition leaders and workers.
He protested and condemned the statement of Mahbubul Alam Hanif, joint secretary general of Awami League, who blamed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for the Rupganj incident.
The BNP secretary general also said his party leaders and workers have been forced to leave their homes following the recent incidents in Natore and Sirajganj.
Similar attempts are being made to harass BNP men in Rupganj by filing cases against them.