Update 34 সেকেন্ড

Dhaka 5-53 pm, 26-November, 2020

Only Khaleda Zia knows Salahuddin’s location

Sumel Sarker

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Awami League policymaker Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim .

17 March 2015, Nirapad News: ‘Khaleda Zia could face an arrest warrant if she skips the next case hearing. The government will then arrest her and produce her before court’

Awami League policymaker Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim said yesterday it was the BNP chairperson who had to reveal Salahuddin Ahmed’s whereabouts. He also reiterated that the government was completely unaware of where Salahuddin was.

“Backed by Khaleda Zia, Salahuddin would send statements from unidentified locations to instigate blockaders. He has gone into hiding at the advice of the BNP chief, who is now staging a drama about the whole matter,” said the Awami League presidium member at a program at Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Women’s College.

The Awami League MP from Gopalganj 2 said issuing statements and video messages from undisclosed locations compared with the acts of members of al-Qaeda, Taliban and ISIS. “This is how Salahuddin is trying to instigate subversion with the aim of turning Bangladesh into a failed state by destroying the economy.”

Also a cousin of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sheikh Selim warned that the government would crack down on terrorists, saboteurs and militants. He said Khaleda would be brought to book and no one would be able to save her from the law that treats everyone equally.

“Khaleda could face an arrest warrant if she skips the next case hearing. The government will then arrest her and produce her before court. Besides, we have begun trials of all the cases against her. Some 116 people have died in the recent arson attacks and we will hold trials of each of those killings,” said Selim.

He said the BNP chairperson had lied in her Friday press briefing and refused to take questions fearing that her deceit would become exposed. “She used petrol bombs to kill people but tried to put the blame on the ruling party. The people did not participate in her party’s agitations which have thus failed.”

Selim said there would be a change in the government only after elections.

“Article 35 of the constitution says anyone assuming power illegally and those working as his or her abettors will be tried under the existing laws. The highest punishment for such crime is death,” said the Awami League leader. He described BNP’s agitation as acts of subversion and militancy.

“Khaleda has become the leader of militants by doing what the Taliban and ISIS militants do,” added Selim.

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