Govt implicated Tarique in grenade attack to serve political end: FakhrulNew Age Online
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged the government implicated party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in the August 21 grenade attack to serve ‘ill-political purpose’.
He termed the Prime Minister’s statement implicating BNP with August 21 grenade attack as ‘political motivated’ to humiliate BNP and Tarique Rahman.
Fakhrul made the remarks at a news briefing at BNP central office at Naya Paltan when asked about the Prime Minister’s allegation against BNP-Jamaat.
He said Tarique’s name was not included in the charge sheet during the army-backed caretaker government.
Tarique’s name was incorporated in the supplementary chargesheet following reinvestigation by a ruling party-biased special superintendent of police (criminal investigation department) Abdul Kahar Akand.
He said Tarique’s name was forcibly extracted from Mufti Hannan, one of the main accused in the grenade attack case, after placing him in remand for 120 days, which Fakhrul said Hannan had admitted.
The grenade attack was carried out at a rally of Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004 in presence on Awami League president and the then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina.
The attack left about 24 people, including the then Mohila Awami League president Ivy Rahman, wife of late president Zillur Rahman, dead and many others injured.
BNP acting secretary general said BNP had always condemned the grenade attack incident and wanted fair investigation into the incident.
He mentioned various steps taken during the last BNP-led four-party alliance to investigate the grenade attack.
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