‘So-called gunfight’ now a ‘game’ for law enforcers: BNP

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 16:14, Oct 02,2016

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir-- New Age photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that ‘indiscriminate’ killing of opposition leaders and activists in the name of ‘so-called’ gunfight has become a ‘game’ for law enforcers.

In a statement, he said, ‘Savar municipality unit Juba Dal organising secretary Shah Alam Nayan was subjected to such a brutal game.’ 

The statement was issued protesting the killing of Nayan in a ‘gunfight on Saturday night. ‘We don’t have any suitable word to condemn such a cruel murder.’

Fakhrul demanded a neutral investigation into the Nayan murder and put the killers on trial immediately.

He alleged that the government is immensely repressing BNP leaders and activists as there is no rule of law and accountability in the country. ‘The current regime which usurped state power by force has continued killing and oppression by its party cadres and law enforces to eliminate the opposition and perpetuate its power.’

The BNP leader said Bangladesh is being labeled as a den of terrorism due to the government’s misdeeds and failures and repressive acts. 

He alleged that the government on one had is repressing the opposition leaders and activists by resorting to killings, enforced disappearances and false cases, and sending BNP senior leaders to jail on the other.

He prayed for salvation of Nayan’s departed soul and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family members.

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