14 party demands speedy trial in Abrar murder case

DHAKA, Awami League (AL) led 14 party Alliance today demanded holding the BUET student Abrar Fahad murder case in a speedy trial tribunal.

Trial of the killers of Abrar Fahad should be held in a speedy trial tribunal, 14 party spokesperson and Awami League (AL) Presidium member Mohammed Nasim told a press conference following a meeting of the alliance at AL central office at Bangabandhu Avenue here.

Condemning the Abrar Fahad murder, he urged the BUET administration to take stern actions against such acts.

The 14 party spokesperson came down heavily on the BUET vice chancellor (VC) questioning why the VC did not go to see the body of Abrar after the killing incident.

He said such behavior from a vice chancellor cannot be acceptable.

Nasim expressed his optimism that the trial of Abrar murder case will be completed in the quickest possible time.

He said the proper trails of all murders are being held during the tenure of the present government.

We want to receive different opinions. But some wrongdoers carried out the killing, he said.

The 14 party spokesman said some evil forces are hatching conspiracies to catch fish in troubled water centering the Abrar Fahad murder.

Replying to a question, the 14 party spokesperson said the alliance does not support banning of student politics rather it wants student politics in proper trend.

About the other programmes of the 14 party, Nasim said the alliance will hold a roundtable on 'agreements between Bangladesh and India' on October 22 and it will hold another roundtable on Rohingya issue on October 23. Speaking at the press conference, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President Hasanul Haq Inu came down heavily on those who are criticizing the 53 agreements and memorandum of understandings (MoUs) singed between Bangladesh and India.

He gave challenge to the critics to submit specific evidence or proofs which one is against the interest of the country.

Inu said there will no effect on environment of Bangladesh if water of the Feni river is given to India in accordance with the MoU signed with India.

Earlier, the 14 party alliance held a meeting with Mohammed Nasim in the chair. AL Organizing Secretary and State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, AL Deputy Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Samyabadi Dal General Secretary Dilip Barua, Workers' Party General Secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha, Jatiya Party (JP) General Secretary Sheikh Shahidul Islam, Gonotantri Party General Secretary Dr Shahadat Hossain, JSD General Secretary Shirin Akhter, Communist Kendro Convener Dr Wazedul Islam Khan, Dhaka City South AL General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad and Joint General Secretary Dr Dilip Roy attended the meeting, among others.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)