Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) insists BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has not been confined in her office and explained the heavy police presence there as a 'security measure'.
DMP Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam told a press briefing that allegations of cordoning off her office were not correct and the police presence there should be seen as necessary security measures for her.
"Khaleda Zia is a former prime minister and the BNP chairperson. According to intelligence assessments, she is at security risk. That's why her security has been beefed up," he said.
Asked what kind of risk Khaleda faced, Islam said that this could be shared with the media.
Replying a query about whether Khaleda can leave the office premises, the DMP official said the decision will be made after assessing her security risks.
He denied any police raid at BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir's home at the capital's Uttara area early on Sunday.