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Cops create panic by collecting BNP men’s personal info: Fakhrul

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that police are creating panic among the party leaders and activists through raiding their houses and harassing them in the name of collecting their personal information.

“Police are raiding the houses of leaders and activists of BNP across the country even in remote areas in the name of collecting their personal information. It is their evil intention to harass people and to suppress movement,” he said.

The BNP leader came up with the statement while addressing a press conference at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Wednesday.

Mirza Fakhrul said this kind of drive is an example of naked inference on individual freedom, which is also the complete violation of the articles 31, 32 and 43 of the constitution. 

He urged the police to discharge their constitutional duties refraining from such drive in houses of the opposition men to create a democratic atmosphere in the country. 

Responding to a query, Fakhrul said police also approached his residence to collect information. But they could not show any letter regarding their visit. 

“We are observing that this kind of raid is being carried out since we have started our programmes. Seeing huge public gathering in our rallies, they started such activities,” he said.

In his speech, the BNP leader also greeted Bangladesh National Women’s Football team as the tigresses returned home from Nepal bringing honour to the nation by clinching the SAFF Women’s Championship title.

“Our girls have brought good news for the country after long time. We’re proud of them. On behalf of my party and our leader Begum Khaleda Zia and Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman, I extend my greetings and best wishes to them (footballers) and their families,“ he said.