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Anti-state conspiracies being hatched abroad

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 14th June, 2022 05:05:43 PM
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Some anti-state groups staying abroad have been spreading different propagandas against Bangladesh by using various methods to tarnish its image.

Recently, the anti-state groups have planned to stick posters and distribute leaflets to confuse the people and well-organised forces of the country ahead of the Padma Bridge inauguration, confidential sources said.

Detective police are working to identify local leaders of this anti-national clique.

Meanwhile, a terrorist was arrested with 395 leaflets in an operation conducted by Illegal Weapons Recovery and Drug Control Team in Paltan area of the capital on June 11.

The arrestee was identified as Kaushikur Rahman, 28, son of Shahidur Rahman of Kaltabazar in Sutrapur of the capital.

He was arrested while distributing leaflets aimed at deteriorating the law and order and ousting the government.

In front of the witnesses present on the spot, the official bag in the left hand of the accused, which had NAPD written in English on its sticker, was searched and a total of 395 leaflets were found inside.

‘Bangladesh Zindabad’ is written on the bottom right side of the leaflet with a total of 10 demands, including a picture of Colonel (dismissed) Shahid Uddin in the top left corner and ‘Hatao Mafia, Bachao Desh Shaheed Sir’s order’ in the middle.

The 10-point leaflet describes various plans to overthrow the government through a mass uprising with the intention of creating panic among the people by risking public safety and sovereignty by degrading stable law and order and unseating the democratically-elected government.

During interrogation, the accused spontaneously admitted that he had already distributed 2,000 to 3,000 similar leaflets in Lalbagh, Dhanmondi, Motijheel and other places of Dhaka for 15 to 20 days by making illegal financial gains through Khokon and Babu.

The accused further said that after receiving a large sum of money from Col Shahid Uddin printed on the left side of the leaflet, one Khokon and Babu printed the leaflets and gave him the responsibility of distributing the leaflets.

In this regard, a case has been filed under Section 6 (2) (e) (f) / 13 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 2009 (Amendment 2013) with Paltan Model Police Station.

According to sources, Colonel Shahid, a dismissed army officer, stationed in the United States, has been trying since a long time to create so-called mass upsurge by spreading confusion and creating public opinions through anti-government and anti-state ideologies.

He has also been doing controversial remarks about the country’s law department, administration and the judiciary and attempts to create chaos within Bangladesh’s well-disciplined army.

With the dream Padma Bridge going to open to traffic on June 25, anti-state groups are conspiring to foil the gala inaugural ceremony of the multipurpose bridge, detective sources said.