12,850 leaders-activists killed in nine yrs: Fakhrul

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3 February, 2018 15:03 PM

12,850 leaders-activists killed in nine yrs: Fakhrul

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today alleged that a total of 12,850 leaders and activists of the party have been killed in last nine years across the country.

The BNP leader revealed this information while unveiling a report at the meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee being held at the Hotel Le Meridian in the capital today.

The report was prepared on the basis of different reports published in the national dailies, he said.

“The law and order situation has severely been deteriorated across the country while extortion and terrorism activities of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jubo League have created panic among the countrymen,” Mirza Fakhrul alleged.

While speaking in the programme he also said: “The incidents of robbery, rape, murder and violence against women have alarmingly been increased in last nine years of the ruling government.”

“Extra-judicial killings have also been increased in alarming rate with growing number of deaths in police custody in the country,” the meeting was also told.

In her speech, on the other hand, BNP chief Khaleda Zia has alleged the country’s lower courts are just following the government orders as they do not have the power to give a proper judgment.

“The authorities of the lower courts in the country can’t work independently and they, even, can’t pronounce proper verdict in the cases,” she alleged.

The daylong meeting of BNP’s National Executive Committee is now underway at Hotel Le Meridian in the capital when the meeting has begun around 11am with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the chair.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to give new directives to her party leaders and activists as a court here in Dhaka set to deliver verdict on February 8 in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed against Khaleda Zia and five other party men.

BNP sources say a total of 502 members of the national executive committee have joined the meeting today while the committee has been formed on August 6, 2016 after its national council held on March 19.

Earlier a Dhaka court on January 25, fixed February 8 for pronouncement the verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and five others.