Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the strong stance of Bangladesh government against terrorism and militancy has been praised by the world community. She was speaking at a crowded news conference at Gonobhaban this afternoon on the outcomes of her recent visit to Mongolia where she attended the ASEM summit. Sheikh Hasina said detective agencies are working to find out those involved with militancy, their patrons and trainers. The Prime Minister suggested establishing respective security zones at every sphere to contain terrorism and militancy. Replying to a query Sheikh Hasina said Awami League is always against usurping power unconstitutionally.
Police have taken into 8 days remand to each of four people including the owners of two houses at Shewrapara and Bashandhara residential area, acting Pro-VC Dr. Giasuddin Ahsan of North South University and Nurul Islam. Dhaka CMM Court gave the order this afternoon. Earlier, the detectives unearthed the second hideout of the Gulshan attackers at Shewrapara in the capital. They seized grenades and clothes used by militants in connection with the militant attack at Gulshan. Police seized sand filled cartons and clothes used by the attackers by conducting search at the flat of pro-vice chancellor at Bashandhara residential area yesterday. Detectives informed that the flat was rented by the militants.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has urged the youths trekking the path of militancy imbued with wrong interpretation of the religion to comeback to normal life. He made the call while exchanging views with students, teachers and authorities of private universities at the Krishibid Institute in the capital. The Home Minister said all information about the misguided youths are with the law enforcement agencies. They sought cooperation of all beside national unity in tackling militancy.
BNP Standing Committee Member ASM Hannan Shah has said BNP is ready to take any decision keeping the people’s aspiration in containing militancy and terrorism. Speaking at a discussion at the National Press Club he said government has failed to forge a national unity in combating militancy. The BNP leader said responses are upcoming from various political parties and people from different classes and professions to the call for national unity given by BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia. He said BNP is ready to make any concession considering people’s aspiration.
The Anti-Corruption Commission-ACC has filed case against six people including BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury and his two brothers on charge of embezzling 325 crore taka of AB Bank. Assistant Director of ACC Manik Lal Das filed the case with Doublemooring Thana in Chittagong last night. Police have detained afresh Jasimuddin Chowdhury and GM of Bangladesh Bank Badiul Haque Khan in connection with the case. The other accused in the misappropriation case are another brother of Aslam, Amzad Hossain Chowdhury, Jamila Naznin Mawla and former Managing Director of AB Bank Fazlur Rahman. BNP leader Aslam was arrested on the 15th of May on charge of conspiring to overthrow the government with Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.
Demolition process of the traditional central office of Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital has begun. Already the Awami League and its front organisations have started moving away their furniture and fixtures. An eye soothing 10-storied modern building would be raised on the land under the supervision of party presidium member and Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain. The building to be built at an estimated cost of 10 crore taka is expected to the completed by December 2018.