The party warns the government of dire consequences otherwise
The BNP has warned the government of ‘dire consequences’ if the case accusing Khaleda Zia of ‘instigating an arson attack’ is not withdrawn right away, reports agency. “The government has set another inhuman example by lodging a false case against Khaleda Zia who is grieving after losing a son,” the party’s Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said in a statement on Sunday.
“All conspiratorial, false cases against all leaders including the party chief must be withdrawn immediately. Otherwise, this illegal government won’t have to wait long to face the severe consequences,” he said.
Police on Saturday started a criminal case accusing the BNP chairperson of ‘instigating arson’.
Khaleda and 17 other BNP leaders were booked over torching of a bus at Dhaka’s Jatrabarhi on Friday night amid a nationwide transport blockade enforced by her party and its allies.
At least 27 passengers were burnt in the fire, six of them seriously.
This came two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had warned Khaleda of such action unless the blockade was withdrawn.