BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that Awami League’s real character is to shift blame onto others after committing misdeeds itself.
“A courier service employee, Nahid, was killed in the New Market violence as he was beaten and hacked by the helmet-wearing terrorists…journalists investigated and found three helmet-wearing terrorists are the activists of Chhatra League,” he said.
Speaking at an iftar party, the BNP leader said police arrested BNP leader Mokbul Hossain and filed a case against 24 other leaders and activists of BNP and Chhatra Dal. “This is the real character of Awami League. They will go to the burnt house with relief materials for the sick widow after killing her husband and burning their house.”
Doctors Association of Bangladesh (DAB) arranged the iftar party at Dhaka Ladies Club in the city’s Eskaton area.
At least 40 people were injured as a group of Dhaka College students and shopkeepers in the New Market area fought pitched battles Tuesday following a brawl at a fast food shop on Monday night.
Later, two injured people—Nahid Hasan and Morsalin–died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday and early Thursday.
Four cases were filed in connection with the violence while police on Friday arrested former New Market thana BNP President Makbul Hossain in one of the cases on charges of obstructing police in performing duties, assaulting law enforcement officers, and damaging property during the clashes.
Fakhrul alleged that Awami League blamed BNP in the past after carrying out terrorist incidents. ”They (AL) indulged in the incidents of terrorism, arson attacks and vandalism earlier, but blamed BNP and thus filed numerous fictitious cases against us.”
Fakhrul also said Awami League is staying in power by resorting to false cases, enforced disappearances, killings and tortures with the help of state machinery, including law enforcers, bureaucrats, administration and the judiciary.
He alleged that the health sector of the country has collapsed due to widespread corruption by the government as Tk 23,000 crores were plundered in the name of tackling Coronavirus.