BNP terms police combing operation on students as ‘cruelty’

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:15, Aug 09,2018


Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. — UNB file photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday termed the law enforcers’ combing operation on students who took part in the movement for safe roads as ‘government’s cruelty’.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party’s central office came up with the statements.

He said the government did not stop after attacking school children unleashing ‘Chhatra League goons’ on them.

‘Still barbaric crackdown of RAB and police is going on’, Rizvi said claiming that thousands of members law enforcement agencies on Wednesday launched ‘combing operation’ in the capital including Basundhara.

‘This operation is nothing but cruelty on the innocent students,’ he said demanding immediate stopping of cruelty on students.

The BNP leader said 35 cases were filed with 18 police stations in Dhaka city, saying thousands of unknown students would be ‘implicated ‘in the cases.

Already police admitted about detaining 45 students and 22 were placed in remand, Rizvi said alleging that the innocent students are ‘tortured’ in remand.

He said guardians are ‘panicked’ and ‘worried’ over police operation on students and filing of cases against them.

Rizvi alleged that detained ‘tortured’ renowned photographer Shahidul Alam was not admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University at the ‘instruction’ of the government.

He also criticized the government for filing appeal with the appellate division so that Alam did not receive better treatment.

The BNP leader criticised the prime minister for not going to see the students and journalists injured in the attacks by the ruling party goons on the students movement for road safety.

Rizvi also criticised the education minister’s tough voice expressed  against students during meeting with vice-chancellors of private universities on Wednesday.

BNP leaders including Ataur Rahman Dhali, Khairul Kabir Khokon, Abdus Salam Azad, Monir Hossain, Belal Ahmed and Rafiq Sikdar were present.

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