Police protecting Khaleda Zia: Gulshan police

Badruddoza Chowdhury couldn’t meet Khaleda

Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury. — Sony Ramany

Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury is seen sitting in his car as police did not allow him to see confined Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in the capital on Sunday. — Sony Ramany

The Gulshan police inspector, Firoz Kabir, said that Khaleda Zia was not confined to her office in Gulshan and that the law enforcing personnel were protecting her from any untoward situation.
The police inspector of Gulshan, however, said there was no chance to arrest her and that she would ‘stay there until situations improve.’
‘Such police protection will continue until we get further notification from high officials,’ Kabir told New Age this afternoon.
Meanwhile, the police detained five BNP activists during a clash between police and the activists in front of the party’s Gulshan office this morning.
The activists wanted to meet their party chairperson at around 11:30am while police intercepted, triggering an altercation.
They charged batons, assaulted the activists and picked up five of them, witnesses and police said.
The police also declined to allow Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury to meet BNP chairperson at her office this noon.
Badruddoza Chowdhury condemned such move and said Khaleda Zia has been confined to her office which would bring no good to democracy.
He expressed his solidarity with BNP and its allies’ programme, ‘Democracy Killing Day’ that is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Monday).

Source: New Age