Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday alleged that BNP hatched a conspiracy to kill Awami League’s future leader Sajeeb Wazed Joy out of its frustration as it remained out of power for a long time.
“But, Awami League doesn’t believe in violence. This party had been out of power for long 21 years but never resorted to violence,” the minister said while talking to reporters at the Secretariat.
Quader, also Awami League’s presidium member, said the plot to murder Joy, the only son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is the latest blueprint to wipe out Bangabandhu’s future clan, and this was revealed as police rummaged through Shafik Rehman’s residence for related documents earlier in his presence.
He also said they are not treating Shafik Rehman as guilty until the court convicts him.
Asked whether there is any political motive behind his arrest as alleged by many, Quader trashed it saying that his arrest was based on statements of several people convicted at a US federal court, where they mentioned his involvement, according to the FBI.
He further said it is a sensitive issue, as Joy’s detractors are the ones responsible behind plotting to kill the architect behind the country’s ICT revolution. Officials from the police are expected to meet FBI officials in the USA soon for more investigation into the matter, agencies report.