POST TIME: 1 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Cops deployed in front of Khaleda house, alleges BNP

Cops deployed in front of Khaleda house, alleges BNP

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi yesterday alleged that a huge number of police, including plain-clothes ones, were deployed in front of their chairperson's Gulshan residence as the government has 'indulged in a dangerous game', reports UNB.

"We've got information that a good number of law enforcers, including those from the Detective Branch, have taken position in front of our party chairperson's Gulshan residence. We don't know the exact reason behind it," he said.

Speaking at a press briefing, he also said the sign of the 'dangerous game' the government has initiated is getting clear with its action.

Rizivi said the government is taking various repressive steps sensing its 'fall'.

He also alleged that police arrested over a hundred leaders and activists of their party and its associate bodies on Wednesday on their chairperson's way to and from a special judge court at Bakshibazar in the city.

Besides, he said, the law enforcers charged baton on their party men as they were returning from the court with their chairperson, leaving at least 50 of them injured.

Rizvi said though they earlier booked International Convention City Bashundhara for their party's executive committee meeting on Saturday, the authorities cancelled it later following the 'pressure' from the government.

He said they will hold the meeting at another venue the same day. "We'll inform it at the right time. The BNP leader said they will start distributing invitation cards to the executive committee members from Thursday to join Saturday's meeting.

BNP leader Azizul Bari Helal ‘detained’

BNP yesterday night alleged that plain-clothes police detained their information affairs secretary Azizul Bari Helal on Wednesday night, reports UNB.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told UNB that the members of Detective Branch (DB) of police picked Helal up from his Moghbazar Warless Gate residence around 7:45pm.

He strongly condemned and protested the arrest of Helal, also a former president of BNP's student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal.

Earlier on Tuesday night, plain-clothes police detained BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and its executive committee member Onindo Islam Amit in the city. A court here today sent Gayeshwar Chandra Roy to jail showing him arrested in a case filed for attacking police and vandalising their vehicles on Tuesday.