Published:  03:11 AM, 29 November 2019

'Khaleda's release being obstructed by govt'

'Khaleda's release being obstructed by govt'

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Thursday alleged that its chairperson Khaleda Zia's release on bail being 'obstructed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government'. He said, "The government is destroying the practice of democracy in the country.

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is not being released because of the government and the head of the government as they are creating obstruction to it."The BNP leader came up with the allegation while speaking at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office on Thursday.

Rizvi also alleged that the government is working following a 'brutal scheme' to prevent the BNP chairperson's release out of its vengeance. "The government has gone mad to obstruct Khaleda Zia's release."Earlier in the day, the Appellate Division deferred the hearing on Khaleda's bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case till December 5.

Rizvi voiced concern as the highest court is taking time to dispose of the BNP chief's bail petition.He said people and BNP leaders and activists are now united to foil the government's 'evil design' against Khaleda.The BNP leader urged the government to take steps for the release of their chairperson on bail shunning its vindictive attitude towards her.

Rizvi strongly condemned the arrests of BNP Vice-Chairman Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed, Joint Secretary General Khairul Kabir Khokon and Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal President Ishtiaq Aziz Ulfat in a case filed in connection with Tuesday's clash between police and a group of BNP leaders and activists in front of the High Court.He demanded the government immediately release the BNP leaders after withdrawing the case filed against them.

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