Terming the arrest of former MP Dewan Mohammad Salauddin as political motivated action of the government to oppress the opposition party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday blamed the government for the deterioration in law and order situation.
BNP also urged the government to revive healthy politics by giving up using law enforcers against opposition parties.
In a statement, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the allegations saying the regime let loose the law enforcers to suppress opposition instead of properly using them.
The statement was issued denouncing and protesting the arrests of BNP national executive committee member and former Dhaka-13 contingency MP Dewan Mohammad Salauddin and Savar municipality mayor and local unit BNP president Refat Ullah in a ‘politically motivated case’.
Fakhrul said the government is arresting BNP leaders and activists implicating them in ‘false’ cases to hide its failure to maintain the law and order and divert people’s attention to a different direction, reports United News of Bangladesh.
He alleged that the government is also snatching the arrested opposition men’s right to having legal remedy. ‘The only motive behind this move of this isolated regime is to terrorise opposition leaders and activists not to involve in political activities.’
The BNP leader also alleged that the current administration is making various evil designs to cement its one-party rule.
As part of the evil plans, Fakhrul said Dewan Salauddin and Refat were arrested to obstruct BNP’s party overhauling process.
The BNP acting secretary general demanded the government immediately release the two BNP leaders after withdrawing the ‘false and politically motivated’ cases filed against them.
In their separate drives, police arrested Dewan Salauddin and Refat Ullah early Sunday in connection with a sabotage case.