Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday requested the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) authorities not to arrest the party’s leader and activists without any warrant.
A five-member BNP delegation made the request during their meeting with DMP Commissioner Khandker Golam Faruq at DMP's Mintoo Road office in Dhaka.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, BNP Dhaka north city unit convener Amanullah Aman said the leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies are being arrested in the capital without any warrant.
“We saw our party leaders and activists were arrested, harassed, and implicated in false and ghost cases in the same way ahead of the national election in 2018 and 2014. We told them such arrest without any warrant must be stopped,” he said.
The BNP leader said their party’s innocent leaders and activists are being arrested and implicated in false cases in the capital. “Even, our leaders and activists are being arrested from stoical events in hotels and clubs. We told them not to arrest our leaders and activists in this way and not to implicate them in false cases at the behest of Awami League.”
During Ramadan, Aman said they will arrange iftar mahfils at every thana of the capital and they sought cooperation from the DMP authorities in holding these programmes smoothly without any obstruction.
He said they also talked to the DMP boss about their programmes taken to celebrate Independence Day.
Aman said the DMP Commissioner talked to them very sincerely and assured them of taking steps as per their request.
About the arrest, Aman said the DMP chief told them that they will take measures so that no one is arrested without a warrant in the future.
The other members of the delegation are BNP Dhaka south City Convener Abdus Salam, Publicity Secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anee, Dhaka south city unit member secretary Rafiqul Alam Mojnu and north city unit member secretary Aminul Haq.