There’s only allegation but no proof against MP Bodi, says home minister

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:29, May 22,2018 | Updated: 18:35, May 22,2018


A November 2, 2016 New Age file photo shows police escort Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi at the Special Judges’ Court premises in the capital.

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said that they have allegation of drug trading against ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi but have no data or proof of his involvement in such acts so far.

Responding to reporters at the secretariat in the capital, the minister said that they had been looking into the allegations against Bodi.

‘If you have any information about Bodi and others, please give it to us. There is only allegation against Bodi but there is no data or proof against him,’ the minister said.

The minister said that the ‘drug traders’ are being killed in ‘gunfights’ when they open fire on law enforcers and the lawmen retaliate by firing to save their lives. ‘No crossfire happened in the country, what happening now is “gunfight”.’

He said that police is advancing with zero tolerance against drugs.

Asaduzzaman said that over two thousand drug traders were jailed by mobile courts since beginning the anti-drug drives since early May.

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