BNP, Jamaat use Abrar murder for gains: Menon

Staff Correspondent | Published at 01:59am on October 13, 2019

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Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon, among others, attends the council of the party’s Motijheel unit in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo

Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon on Saturday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat-e-Islami axis was trying to take to the streets realising the issue of Abrar murder and using anti-India sentiments.

Speaking at the opening session of conference of Motijheel unit Workers Party, Menon said BNP-Jamaat were trying to use the brutal killing of

Abrar, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, for political purposes rather than ensuring trial of the murder.

Abrar Fahat, 21, a second-year student of BUET’s electrical and electronic engineering department, was tortured to death by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders of Sher-e-Bangla hall early Monday reportedly for his critical views on social media over the recently signed deals between Bangladesh and India.

Menon said the prime duty of the Awami League government should continue anti-crime drives, and take steps to removing the gaps between the rich and the poor in the country.

Chaired by member of Dhaka city unit of the party Murshida Akhter Nahar, city unit president Abul Hossain, general secretary Kishore Roy, central leaders Abdul Khaleque, Zakir Hossain Raju, and Mostafa Alamgir Ratan and others spoke at the event.

The opening session was followed by a council session to elect new leaders of the Motijheel unit.

The Kotwali thana unit of the party also held its conference at Dhaka Ainjibi Samiti auditorium where Menon was chief guest and city leader Mostafa Kamal Bipul chaired in the opening session.