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Stop arrest party men

BNP asks EC

Staff Correspondent     19 November, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has sought the Election Commission’s interference for an end to arrest of their leaders and activists in false and fictitious cases.

A two-member team led by BNP’s central case information collecting officer Md Salahuddin Khan submitted a letter signed by BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Sunday.

The team submitted a list of 2,048 ‘false’ cases filed against BNP men since September 1. It also informed the CEC that the law enforcers had arrested 773 party leaders and activists since declaration of polls schedule on November 8. 

On Sunday, election commissioner M Rafiqul Islam said that they would examine the list that was submitted to them by BNP.

In the letter, BNP expressed its concern over the police drive of searching houses of party leaders and activists.

Another letter signed by assistant office secretary Taiful Islam mentioned that a total 4,429 cases had been filed against BNP men during a period between September 1 to November 1, this year. As many as 4,34,975 party men were made accused, of whom 3,25,534 were unnamed and 1,09,441 named.