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Govt. has evidences of BNP-Jamaat link with recent killings: PM
Observer Online Desk
Published :Wednesday, 8 June, 2016,  Time : 6:23 PM  View Count : 17
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday firmly said BNP and Jamaat activists have link with the recent secret killings that happened in the country over the last few months as the government has substantial evidences about the accused persons.

She ruled out the claim of a section of people that the statements so far given by the government accusing BNP and Jamaat for those killings are biased and politically motivated. Those people who want to protect the two parties and hide their evil acts, talk in this manner, she said.

The Prime Minister said this at a press conference held at her Gonobhaban residence here this afternoon to inform the media on her recent visit to three countries - Bulgaria, Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Apart from highlighting the country's achievements from those visits, the Prime Minister responded to queries of journalists on recent socioeconomic and political situation, particularly target killings of innocent people.

Minister for Public Administration Syed Ashraful Islam, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu, state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam and PM's media advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury were present.

Sheikh Hasina said, all clues, nature of killing and identity of the arrested persons substantiate that the killers have same link and root in BNP and Jamaat. If anybody knows about more militants and terrorists link with the heinous acts can disclose their names and address to the law enforcing agencies, she said.

Sheikh Hasina said the countrymen should not forget the fact that militants raised their heads in Bangladesh under patronization of BNP and Jamaat. Militants brought out procession under the police protection during their regime and the two parties gave protection to war criminals and Bangabandhu's killers.

She said BNP Jamaat clique was linked with every incident from grenade attack on August 21, murder of Ahsaullah Master, SAMS Kibria and detonating bomb at Kotalipara. So what is the logic to be so complacent about their detachment with the current militant activities?' she asked.

Pointing out the conspiracy of BNP to kill Sajeeb Wajed Joy in USA the Prime Minister said two renowned BNP intellectuals are connected with the plot and US bureau of intelligence has unearthed it. So what is wrong when we find their link with the secrete killings?' she asked.

"As the head of the government I have the information about their linkage with the secret killings and we never say anything without fact," she said adding that in the interest of investigation the government cannot disclose everything.

Those people who find no link of BNP and Jamaat with the secret killings, are out to save the militants, and encourage their activities," the Prime Minister said.


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