New Age Online
Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed on Wednesday accused the law enforcers of extracting wrong statements from some arrested people about opposition leaders’ involvement in subversive acts through intimidation and torture in police remand only to malign the ongoing movement.
‘We are observing with concern that statements are being extracted from some accused people through inhuman torture on them during police remand as part of the government’s plot to stigmatise the ongoing movement. They are being forced to tell that BNP and 20-party leaders have a link to the sabotage,’ he said in a statement.
The BNP leader alleged that some partisan and regulated media are publishing and airing the news about the BNP leaders’ involvement in acts of sabotage with special treatment.
‘We strongly condemn and protest such hated plot of the current illegal government,’ he added.
Salahuddin claimed that the ruling party cadres are being caught with petrol bombs and weapons at different parts of the country, but the law enforcers are not arresting them and taking legal actions against them.
He alleged that the law enforcers were picking up the anti-government activists from their houses and killing them cooking up stories of crossfire.
The BNP spokesman warned the civil administration and law enforcers that the prime minister’s verbal order cannot give them impunity for their activities. ‘Those who will indulge in unlawful activities and extrajudicial killings to protect the illegal government’s interests, they will be held responsible for their acts.’
He also alleged that some pro-ruling party organisations are trying to hamper the security of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia by staging demonstrations against hartal and blockade near her office where she has been staying since January 3.
Salahuddin warned that any move to hamper Khaleda’s security also may weaken the security of the ruling party men.
He urged the 20-party men to peacefully observe their non-stop transport blockade and ongoing hartal.
Source: New Age