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Govt. behind the murder of anti-Islamist Avijit: Khoka

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BNP Leader, Sadeque Hossain Khoka

BNP Leader, Sadeque Hossain Khoka

4 March 2015, Nirapad News: BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka has said that blogger Avijit Roy was killed by the government to get Western support.

Speaking at a rally by the Juba Dal’s US unit at Jackson Heights in New York on Sunday night (local time), Khoka blamed the government for the killing of the freethinker, though his family blames extremists for the murder.

The BNP leader said the government staged the murder to draw people’s attention away from the blockade being enforced by the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami alliance.

“Avijit was killed to make the Westerners understand that militancy has risen in Bangladesh. So Avijit, an anti-Islamist from the minority group, was targeted,” Khoka said.

In the phone conversation with an unidentified person, Manna seemed to suggest the need to influence senior generals to take over power and end the current political crisis.

Khoka, in his speech in New York, blamed former home minister Nasim for Avijit’s murder. He said Nasim had freed identified criminals and extremists after negotiation, when ‘Nasim’ was the home minister. “He has connections with them as political weapons since then,” Khoka said.

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