British HC enters Khaleda’s residence

British High Commissioner Robert Gibson on Monday afternoon entered BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan residence, now under virtual siege, to meet her.


BNP Chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told UNB that the British High Commissioner entered Khaleda’s home around 5:25 pm.


Before the British High Commissioner’s arrival, BNP vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury and Khaleda’s two advisers Riaz Rahman and Sabihuddin Ahmed were allowed to enter Khaleda’s house.


However, the additional security force which was deployed around the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan residence is still there till writing of the report at about 5 pm today.


The law enforcers put up barricades on two sides of the road in front of her house. Several sand-laden trucks were kept parked there in a haphazard way.


A large number of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members and plainclothes police were also there.


Earlier, on Sunday afternoon, Khaleda walked out of the house carrying the national flag at 2:50pm and got into her car to join the abortive March for Democracy programme at Nayapaltan, but failed to do so due to police barricades in front of her residence.


Barred by the law enforcers, she got down from the car at 3:35pm, walked out of the house lawn and briefed journalists. She later said the March for Democracy would continue.


Additional law enforcers were deployed around Khaleda Zia’s residence on December 25, hours after Khaleda Zia’s announcement of the ‘March for Democracy’ programme for December 29.


Source: UNB Connect


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