Some media spreading fictitious info about Tarique: Fakhrul
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, the verdict of August 21 grenade attack case is a reflection of political vengeance. It is an evil attempt to weaken BNP. There is no question of resignation of our leader Tarique Rahman based on this verdict.
His comment came in at a press conference held at the BNP central office at Nayapaltan in the capital on Friday.
Mirza Fakhrul said, Tarique Rahman was awarded punishment in an arranged case through conspiracy of partisan investigator in a politically motivated verdict. We have observed that a section of mass media apart from publishing the verdict are also trying to malign BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman before the people by publishing some fictitious information and speculations.
In the written speech Mirza Fakhrul said, it was said in the observation of the verdict that the defeated forces of 1971 tried to hinder the spirit of independence and liberation war. The defeated forces unitedly killed Bangabandhu and his family members on August 15, 1975 and obstructed the development path of independent Bangladesh. After killing of father of the nation the four national leaders were also killed. But the conspiracy did not stop rather continued. The verdict of the court also mentioned that evil effort was made on August 21, 2004 to create vacuum in the leadership of Awami League.
The observations of the court and the political speeches of Awami League are the same. But it is mentionable- if the brutal killings of August 15, 1975, barbarous murders of four national leaders in the jail and the despicable crime like August 21 grenade attack are logic to put together then in which logic BNP or BNP led state mechanism are told criminals?
Fakhrul said, in the observation of the verdict former minister and parliament member Shah AMS Kibria and Ahsanullah Master’s name was mentioned. But the verdict could raise question due to absence of information regarding thousands of forced disappearances, killings in the last ten years, shooting people to make disabled, keeping lakhs of BNP workers out of their homes by filing mysterious cases and unspeakable torture after taking them to remand.
He also said, if the killing of August 21 grenade attack during BNP regime would be responsible to the state mechanism then the incidents of killings in BDR headquarters at Pilkhana, Holey Artisan killings, foreign diplomat killing in militants attack, killings of businessmen, NGO officials, university professors, imams-moajjins, monks, blogars and other innocent people go to the responsibility under the incumbent government.
BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, BNP Chairperson’s adviser Amanullah Aman and others were present in the press conference.