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Govt playing with fire in name of uprooting militancy: Fakhrul

Published : Tuesday, 21 March, 2017 at 12:00 AM Count : 220

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that government is playing with fire in the name of uprooting militancy.
"Home Minister should explain the incident of Hanif Mridha, who according to Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), died in custody hours after being detained near Friday's suicide blast spot at Ashkona in the capital," he urged at a discussion at the Dhaka Reporters Unity in the capital.
Hanif's wife Kulsum Begum on Sunday told journalists that detectives detained her husband on February 27 as he got down from a launch at a terminal near Kanchpur Bridge.
Fakhrul said, "RAB has said they arrested Hanif near the Ashkona under-construction headquarters after a bomb blast in which his involvement is suspected. He died after complaining chest pain."
"But his family members are saying RAB picked him up on February 27 from Kanchpur area. They also said he was taken back home a few days after his detention and forced to sign a cheque for Tk 6.70 lakh," he added.
"So, who is telling the truth RAB personnel or Hanif's family," he questioned.
He said, "It is law enforcer's duty to provide accurate information to people and give them assistance whenever they need."
 If the claim of Hanif's family be the truth then which way we are leading our country? This kind of incident also happened earlier when abducted people were killed branding them as extremists', he said.
The present government is playing a game of terror in the name of uprooting extremism, he alleged and urged stop the game immediately.

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