DHAKA – Awami League (AL) Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud today demanded inclusion of the names of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, party leaders Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Rizvi Ahmed as accused in 21st August grenade attack case, reports BSS.
“As a sitting prime minister at that time Begum khaleda Zia could not avert the liability of the attack…. Similarly the names of BNP leaders Khandaker Mosharraf and Rizvi Ahmed should include in the case as accused,” he said.
Hasan Mahmud made the demand while addressing as chief gust a discussion on the 21 August, 2004 grenade attack case. Swadhinata Parishad organized the discussion at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity in the city in memory of people died in the attack.
Organization President Chittaranjan Das presided over the programme.
The AL leader criticized BNP leaders Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Rizvi Ahmed for their recent statements supporting the grenade attackers. He also castigated BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and the present party chief Begum Khaleda Zia for being agents of the Pakistani intelligence agency-ISI.
Former State Minister for Home Affairs Advocate Shamsul Huq Tuku, former member of Al central executive committee Professor Shamsul Huq, AL leader Bolram Poddar and Sangskritik Jote General Secretary Arun Sarkar Rana also spoke.