Blaming the opposition parties for the recent political killings, Home Minister Dr Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir yesterday said the opposition forces have targeted the grassroots-level leaders and activists of the ruling party for killing.
“There’re reasons to believe that the opposition forces have targeted the ruling party men for murder,” he said.
The Home Minister was talking to reporters after the closing ceremony of ‘DNC, Bangladesh and SPO (Supreme Prosecutors’ Office), Korea Development Cooperation for Combating Drug Crimes’ project held at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel.
“We’re concerned over the murders. We’ll deal it with an iron hand without violating human rights,” he warned.
Indicating the opposition parties, the minister said that the evil forces are involved in fueling internal conflict of the ruling party.
About militancy, he categorically said the government would not tolerate it at all. “We won’t give them (militants) any scope to continue their activities on Bangladesh soil.
Department of Narcotics Control (DNC), Bangladesh organized the function where the Home Minister was present as the chief guest. Director General of DNC Mohammad Iqbal presided over the program while State Minister for Home Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku, Senior Secretary of the Home Ministry CQK Mustaq Ahmed and Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-young were present as special guests.
The program was also addressed, among others, by Head of Narcotics Division of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (SPO) Lee, Cheol-Hee and Deputy Director of DNC Mojibur Rahman Patwari.
Addressing the function, the Home Minister said drug abuse and its smuggling have become the major problems throughout the world.
“Nobody, irrespective of race, religion, economy and developmental status, is immune to drugs. Every nation, the poor or the rich, is affected with the curse of drugs. Even children are victimized by drug abuse,” he said.
He underscored the need for creating awareness among people to eliminate drug abuse. “We can reduce drug abuse through conducting awareness raising programs across the country,” Alamgir said.
Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku said they have enacted tough law to check drug abuse in the country with the provision of death penalty.