Shafik had direct contact with convicted FBI agent: Joy

24 April 2016

Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy says Shafik Rehman can be tried in the United States as well since he was 'involved in criminal activity' by conspiring to abduct and kill him.
The prime minister's son wrote on his Facebook wall on Friday night that the journalist had direct contact with FBI agent Robert Lustyk, who is serving five years in a US jail for taking bribe in release of Shafik Rehman.  The BNP leader called the allegations of 'complicity' against Shafik Rehman, Amar Desh Acting Editor Mahmudur Rahman and some BNP leaders abroad since the arrest of Shafik Rehman imaginary.
Mirza Fakhrul also questioned the government's silence about transaction of 300 million US dollar as mentioned in US court documents of the case involving Sajeeb Wazed Joy.
"Why is the government so silent about the 300 million dollar involving the name of Sajeeb Wazed Joy as specified in the documents submitted to the US court?" asked Mirza Fakhrul.
``The people of Bangladesh want to know the source of illicit transactions of the 300 million dollar fund. Who is the owner of that money -- a special individual or the people?" the BNP Secretary General asked.
He was insisting on fair and effective investigation into the matter.
BNP Standing Committee member Dr. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Barrister Jamir Uddin Sirkar, Nazrul Islam Khan, Vice-Chairman Abdullah Al Noman, Selima Rahman, Chairperson's Advisor Dr. Osman Faruk and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, among others, were also present at the press conference.

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