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Video conferencing with fugitive convict Tarique unlawful: JPC

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 12 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Jatiya Press Club on Monday strongly condemned as unlawful the holding of video conferencing with the convict in August 21 grenade attack case BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman. 

In a statement, Jatiya Press Club president Farida Yasmin said a news item published in the media claimed that press club leaders exchanged views with fugitive convict BNP acting chairperson Tarique Rahman.

“There was not meeting of Jatiya Press Club leaders with convicted controversial politician Tarique Rahman. So, it is completely unethical to use the name of the press club,” she added.

Terming it a deep-rooted conspiracy, Farida Yasmin strongly condemned holding of Tarique’s video conferencing and urged all to remain alert to use of the name of Jatiya Press Club. An organisation held a video conferencing with Tarique Rahman at an auditorium of the Press Club on October 10.

The statement, signed by Jatiya Press Club joint general secretary Mainul Alam, also reads that such programme with the convicted person at the press club is completely illegal.

The Jatiya Press Club president also urged all concerned to remain alert to avert recurrence of such incident in future.