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Blaming BNP for Aug 21 attack political: BNP

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 21st August, 2015 06:06:40 PM
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Nazrul Islam Khan, BNP standing committee member, on Friday said that blaming BNP for the August 21 grenade attack is just because of political reason.


Terming the August 21 grenade attack as heinous and terrorist arrack, he demanded proper trial of the masterminds of the grisly attack.


Nazrul Islam Khan came up with this observation after placing wreaths at party founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave on Friday morning.


The BNP leader said his party believes in democratic politics and there is no place of criminal activity in the party as his party does not involve with any politics of killing.


“No matter who is behind the attack, we want punishment of the criminals after a proper investigation,” Nazrul Islam said.


The veteran labourer leader also commented that the government has been trying to prove that BNP patron criminal activity and BNP is a party of criminals.


Criticising the government for its ‘repressive policy’, he said, “Many BNP leaders are behind the bar for a long time. Situation should have to be changed. People's government is required in the country.”


At least 24 people, including Awami League’s women affairs secretary Ivy Rahman, wife of late president Zillur Rahman, were killed and 300 others injured in the grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.


Sheikh Hasina, Awami League chief and then opposition leader, survived the attack with serious hearing impairment.