State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said a team of Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) will arrive here soon to share information over the recent bomb blast at Burdwan in West Bengal.
The State Minister said this while talking to reporters at his office.
Asaduzzaman said he talked to the Indian High Commissioner over the matter. “The NIA authorities have sent a letter to Bangladesh Foreign Ministry in this regard.”
He further said, “We’ve told them we’ll provide all kinds of support relating to their investigation. We’ll share our information related to the blast because both India and Bangladesh are against militancy and terrorism.”
An explosion on October 2 at a Burdwan house killed two suspected militants -- Shakil Ahmed and Sobhan Mandal -- and left a person, Hasan Saheb, injured.
Asked when the NIA delegation will arrive, the junior minister said, “The government has given its clearance so they can arrive anytime. We haven’t received any official letter in this connection yet but we hope we’ll get it soon.”
Responding to another question about strengthening security for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, BNP chief Khaleda Zia and other VVIPs following the recent media report in India, Asaduzzaman said, “We’ve provided them as much security as they need. Bangladesh is not like Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our administration is working.”
According to a recent Indian media report, Indian police arrested a woman suspected of being involved in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and carry out a coup.
About the recent remark of Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof Dr Mizanur Rahman, Asaduzzaman said there is no question of breaking the chain of command of the police.