BNP on Wednesday claimed that police arrested its around 3,500 leaders and activists across the country over the last few days ahead of the court verdict to be delivered on Thursday in a corruption case against party chairperson Khaleda Zia.
“At least our party’s 3,500 leaders and activists have so far been arrested centring a court verdict in a false case against our chairperson. We’re doing politics in such an anarchic situation,” said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
He came up with the remarks while speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
The BNP leader alleged that most of their leaders and activists have been staying here and there leaving their houses in the face of police raid and harassment.
He denounced the wholesale arrest of their party men and demanded their immediate release.
Rizvi claimed that the government has imposed an undeclared curfew across the country, creating tension and panic among people.
He said the government is trying to convict Khaleda and harass her in ‘false and fabricated’ cases out of its political vengeance.unb