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Khaleda, Tarique involved in BDR mutiny: PM

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Staff Reporter
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday alleged that the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was involved in the BDR mutiny as she “fled from her house during the mutiny and went underground.”
She also expressed her suspicion about the involvement of Tarique Rahman in the mutiny as “he called more than 50 times from London during that time.”
The Prime Minister made the allegations while speaking at a program at her office (PMO) marking the distribution of financial assistance among the sick, insolvent and injured journalists, as well as the family members of some journalists who have died.
Hasina said: “The BDR mutiny started at about 9:30am, but the BNP chairperson fled from her cantonment house at about 7:30 am. Why did she leave her house and go underground?”
She mentioned that during the BDR mutiny, Tarique Rahman had “called 40-45 persons” during London time midnight on that day. “What was the mystery of too many phone calls on that day?” she questioned.
The Prime Minister said many things would come out if an investigation is carried out in this connection.
She said that BNP is still talking about the BDR mutiny. “Let me ask a question to the BNP chief and her son: Who could be involved in the (BDR) killings?
“The person who left his home can be involved in this incident; otherwise, why that person would leave the house,” Hasina said adding that one person had left her house and another person was calling from London.
About the BNP’s movement to foil the January 5 election, she said that the vested quarters are in agony as the people of the country have been passing their days in peace. “They are trying to create disturbance in the country by disseminating false information.”
The Prime Minister termed “wrong” the decision of BNP not to participate in the January 5 election.
“If any political party takes a wrong decision then that party has to pay for that. They cannot take revenge on the people for their wrong decision,” she said.