Dhaka, Aug 27 (Just News): Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday asked the government not to create new crisis over August 21 grenade attack case blaming the party chairperson and the acting chairman for the violent attack.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir flanked by the party's senior leaders at a news briefing at the party's central office made the remarks.
He said for last few days the statements made by the head of the government, the ruling party general secretary and the road transport minister, and law minister and other ministers that BNP chairperson and former prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia and the party's acting chairman Tarique Rahman are involved in August 21 grenade attack case are being largely broadcast and published in print and electronic media.
Fakhrul said the law minister said that verdict of this case would be within September month while the road transport minister said BNP will fall in leadership crisis after the verdict.
The road transport minister's statement proved that he knows what verdict is going to be delivered, the BNP leader said.
Fakhrul said now not judges but the law minister fixes which cases verdict would be in which day.
The secretary general referring to the August 21 grenade attack case proceeding said Khaleda and Tarique Zia was not involved in the grenade attack incident took place at rally of Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21 in 2004.
Fakhrul said the 'present government' is now trying to use the total matter as weapon to 'suppress' and 'weaken' its main political opponent so appointed a partisan investigation officer and forcibly had extracted confessional statement from one of the accused of the case.
But Mufti Hannan divulged the government's 'conspiracy' by withdrawing his confessional statement, the BNP leader said.
Now they (government) is engaged in 'ill-attempt' to fulfil their desire by the 'judiciary', Fakhrul said.
He strongly condemned and protested it.
He advised the government to rethink about its 'poisonous consequence' in national politics.
He claimed that the government aggrieved people by sentencing jail Khaleda 'unjustly' in 'false' allegation.
Fakhrul said the resentment would be created among people through recurrence of such incident is not expected by anyone.
He said BNP thinks ahead of the upcoming parliament poll all existing problems should be resolved peacefully through discussion.
Fakhrul said the government should take positive initiative to resolve the existing problems instead of creating new crisis.
BNP leaders including Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Khandker Mahbub Hossain, Zainul Abedin and Ruhul Kabir Rizvi were present.