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Police compelled Fakhrul to sit down on street

08 December 2022

Staff Reporter :
Police are attacking BNP men to foil the 10 December public meeting but we are determined to make our programme successful.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said this asking the government to release arrested leaders and activists immediately.
He also alleged that the police themselves entered the BNP office with explosives.
Amid the ongoing clash between the BNP workers and the police, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, were compelled to sit down on the street after he was barred from entering the party office at Nayapaltan on Wednesday afternoon.
Fakhrul repeatedly tried to go inside the office, but police under various excuses delayed him outside. Sources said that the Secretary General arrived in the party office when police started search inside by keeping the collapsible gate closed.
"Why can't I enter my party office? Everyone should do his due role," Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said.
At that time, a policeman said, "We can't let you enter the office because there are explosives inside it. We can't allow you for the sake of your security."
Briefing journalists sitting on a footpath in front of party office Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that the clash at Nayapaltan is a conspiracy to foil the scheduled rally on December 10.
 "Police will say that they found explosives inside the BNP office after searching the office. It is completely black and white. Everyone was waiting for the gathering in a peaceful atmosphere here as BNP men would get an answer from the police," he said.
He said, "I don't have any language to condemn the way the members of the police force came in and destroyed the democracy without doing that. This is how they have been torturing, oppressing and killing for the last 14-15 years destroying the democracy as well as the opposition party."
According to Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, "We don't know what the consequences will be in the future. But I, as a senior citizen, with all my experience can say that the result can never be good and also not good for the country. Even, it won't be good for the nation too."
"This incident is to foil the BNP rally. This is a conspiracy," he added.
The BNP Secretary General demanded the authorities to withdraw the police force deployed in the Nayapaltan area so that they can hold the rally peacefully.
He strongly condemned the police action on BNP leaders and activists and alleged that the government deliberately carried out the attack.
Terming the police action on BNP men as 'unjustified', BNP Secretary General said, "We strongly condemn it." he told reporters sitting on a footpath in front of Nayapaltan party office after the fierce clash between BNP activists and police that left a man dead and many others injured in the afternoon.
Fakhrul Islam Alamgir rushed to BNP office around 4:40pm hearing the news of clash.
The situation is very awful as many BNP leaders and activists were injured in police firing while the law enforcers are arresting whoever they find, he added.
More than 100 BNP leaders and activists, mostly from BNP central office, were arrested after the clash. Around 20 injured activists were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

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