Khaleda Zia’s office gate locked by police
Dhaka, 5 January 2015, Nirapad News : Police have locked the main gate of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office. Khaleda’s press wing official Shairul Kabir Khan told the Dhaka Tribune that the law enforcers put the main gate of the BNP chief’s office under lock around 12pm.
Earlier in the morning, Khaleda’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel said Khaleda Zia would try to start the march towards Nayapaltan office in the afternoon.
A good number of police personnel have been deployed in front of Khaleda’s office. The police and other law enforcing agencies formed an 8-seam barricade in front of the office premises and surrounding the vicinity, police said.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is being confined inside her Gulshan party office since Saturday night. Four sand-laden trucks have been positioned on either side of Khaleda’s office on Sunday night.
However, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner at the DMP and also its spokesperson, told journalists that Khaleda is not confined.
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has imposed a ban on holding any kind of meeting, procession and rally in the capital from Sunday afternoon to avert any untoward situation over the political battle.
The ruling Awami League and BNP were scheduled to hold rallies in the capital marking January 5.
The BNP is looking to observe January 5 as the “democracy killing day” while the Awami League is set to celebrate “victory day of democracy.”