Latif escaped arrest at airport for govt backing: BNP

Sun Online Desk

24th November, 2014 05:05:44 printer

Latif escaped arrest at airport for govt backing: BNP

BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that sacked Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique managed to escape his arrest after came out of the airport safely on Sunday night with the government’s help.
Latif Siddique had been staying abroad since his disparaging comments against Hajj and Tablig Jamaat and several arrest warrants had been issued against him in several cases filed with the different lower courts of the country over his derogatory remarks against Islam.
In a reaction on Latif Siddique’s return, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, “It’s clear that there has been big government support to Latif Siddique’s safe return … This also demonstrates his constant contact with the administration.”
The BNP spokesman made the remarks while talking to journalists after a meeting with visiting Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin at the Swedish ambassador’s office.
He further said Latif would not have been able to come out of the airport avoiding arrest.
Despite having several court warrants pending for his arrest, 77-year-old former Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Latif Siddique returned home on Sunday night, nearly two months after his disparaging remarks against Islam in the USA.
Latif who arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Kolkata by an Air India flight around 8:40pm left the airport under an escort of law enforcers for an undisclosed location through the domestic terminal of the airport.

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