Update February 13, 2015

Dhaka 9-34 am, 01-October, 2020

Police continues to block food supplies to BNP Gulshan office

Mirajul Moin Joy

Police did not allow two rickshaw-van carrying breakfast and lunch which reached the office gate around 11:00am and 1:30pm today

Police did not allow two rickshaw-van carrying breakfast and lunch which reached the office gate around 11:00am and 1:30pm today

Nirapad News : Police around the Gulshan office of BNP chief Khaleda Zia continued to block food supplies for her office staff for the third day on a stretch today.

Insiders claimed everyone in the office was living on dry foods and its supplies were running out fast. They complained that police were not allowing fresh supplies into the office.

Syrul Kabir Khan, a senior member of the BNP chief’s media wing, said two rickshaw-van carrying breakfast and lunch reached the office gate around 11:00am and 1:30pm today.

“Police did not allow the supplies to enter,” he told. However, food for the BNP chief was uninterrupted, supplied by party’s Vice-Chairman Selima Rahman.

People at the office were having dry food like dates, bread and puffed rice and their stock has been depleting fast, said Shamsuddin Dider, another member of the media wing.

He alleged that police barred them from going out of the office to buy food. He feared that they might be arrested if they tried to go out.

However, Gulshan police blatantly refused all such allegations.

More than 50 people, including BNP Vice-chairman Selima Rahman and Mohila Dal Secretary Shirin Sultana, have been staying at the office.

Khaleda had been held confined for weeks since January 3. In the early phase of February, power and other utility supplies to the office, where Khaleda is staying till now, were cut.

Those were believed to be the government’s move to pressure Khaleda to withdraw her countrywide agitation programmes which has already killed at least 69 people.

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