The BNP says it is concerned over the safety of the party Chairperson after several crude bombs exploded in Dhaka’s Gulshan where her residence and office are.
Police said the spot where the bombs exploded on Thursday evening, second day of the Opposition’s non-stop nationwide blockade, was a little far from the residence of Khaleda Zia.
Khaleda’s residence has been cordoned off by the law enforcers for the past one week. BNP leaders have said that their leader was under siege.
Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam on Thursday night in a statement claimed the Awami League’s ‘miscreants’ were behind the bombs explosions.
He said ruling party men exploded the crude bombs targeting the Opposition Leader’s residence amid presence of hundreds of police and RAB officials.
“This bomb attack despite the law-enforcing agencies’ presence has shocked the nation,” claimed Mirza Fakhrul.
“We have grown very concerned about the safety and life of the Leader of the Opposition as no one has been arrested after the bomb attack and because of the law enforcers’ silence.”
Gulshan Police Station OC Rafiqul Islam told bdnews24.com three bombs went off near American Club and a park at Gulshan.
Police chased but failed to catch the perpetrators, Islam said adding that the security in the vicinity was heightened after the incident.
Fakhrul said the government would have to take the responsibility for any circumstances following these incidents. “The ongoing movement cannot be thwarted through these terrorist and provocative attacks.”
The BNP-led 18-Party alliance has been enforcing nationwide blockades for the past one month to thwart the Jan 5 parliamentary elections which they have declared to boycott.
Source: Bd news24