There is allegation, no evidence against Bodi: Home Minister
‘We have allegations against Member of Parliament Bodi from Cox’s Bazar-4 (Ukhiya-Teknaf). We are inquiring over the allegations. Provide us the information against Bodi and other drug peddlers if you have. There are allegations against Bodi but no evidence.’
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said these while answering questions raised by newsmen at his office in the secretariat on Tuesday.
The Minister said, nobody will be spared whoever he is Bodi or not. We are arresting people after getting proper evidence against them. We are not knocking without collecting evidence based on the information we have received.
26 drug traders were killed following gunfight with police, detective police and RAB during anti drug drive throughout the country that began three days earlier.
The name of parliament member Bodi draws closer whenever the issue of drug selling comes, so what action was taken in this regard- replying to similar question the Home Minister said, we are not letting anybody go beyond. You have witnessed that one of our parliament members is in the jail for several years, even he was not given bail. Law is equal to all. We do not patronize anybody undermining law. The name you are telling (Bodi), he was in jail once, we are trying to inquire about him more and also obtained. Please provide us information. Nobody is above the law.
Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said, no crossfire is going on in the country. What is happening is gunfight. Law enforcing agency members are forced to originate gunfight to save their lives. No let up against drugs, police are stepping forward with zero tolerance policy.
He said, no minor criminals are being arrested, minor criminals do not posses guns. Top drug traders are being arrested. Over two thousand drug traders were given jail term through mobile court judgment. According to the direction of the Prime Minister nobody will be spared apart from parliament members, government officials, police, RAB or journalists who are associated with drug trading.