AL mounts pressure on CJ: BNP

Staff Correspondent  | Published: 15:30, Aug 13,2017


Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that the ruling Awami League was mounting pressure on the chief justice to change the verdict that scrapped 16th amendment to the constitution.

Referring to newspaper reports published on Sunday, Fakhrul said Awami League leaders went to the residence of chief justice SK Sinha.

‘You (AL) are now creating pressure on the chief justice... to forcibly change verdict by him (CJ)…you are openly speaking it,’ he said while addressing briefly ahead of a prayer session at BNP central office.

The BNP secretary general said they do not know what the Appellate Division and the chief justice would do and people would never accept this ‘injustice’ of Awami League.

He urged Awami League to come to the straight path without creating pressure on the judiciary.

Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal organised the prayer session to pray for early recovery of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia who underwent cataract surgery in her right eye in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London on August 8.

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