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Crime increases as police officers indulge in corruption, Fakhrul alleges

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that the law and order situation in the country has deteriorated as some police officers are rather busy indulging in politics and corruption.

“Murder and rape incidents have increased in the country. The law and order situation has deteriorated ominously. A councillor's husband has been shot dead in public while an ordinary student also died as an innocent bystander in the incident. Such incidents are happening every day,” Fakhrul said.

The BNP leader made the allegation referring to the sensational killing of AL leader Zahidul Islam Tipu, who was the husband of Farhana Islam Doly, councillor of wards 1, 11, 12 (Motijheel area) of Dhaka South City Corporation.

Speaking as the chief guest at the biennial council of BNP’s Sylhet district at the Registry Ground in the city, Fakhrul said the police is indifferent to curbing crimes and maintaining the law and order, reports UNB.

“Police force is supposed to maintain the law and order, but they are busy in doing politics and indulging in corruption,” he observed.

The BNP leader alleged that the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner talks like a political leader.

He strongly condemned the DMP commissioner’s recent ‘indecent’ comments on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Fakhrul alleged that the government has destroyed all the state institutions with politicisation. “The judiciary is not independent today. Bail is granted and the verdict is delivered as per the desires of DC, SP, Administration and the Law Ministry.”

Fakhrul also said the Awami League is looting the people in the name of “mega-development”.

“Thus, big mega projects including metro rail are being used mainly as a tool to pave the way for looting by Awami League,” said Fakhrul.

Besides, many of BNP’s leaders and activists of Sylhet are still missing. “They must be returned immediately to their families unhurt,” said the BNP leader.

He said although Awami League always claims to be a pro-independence force, it is the party that destroyed the principles and the spirit of the Liberation War. “They betrayed the nation by breaking their promises from the beginning. In their interest, they amended the constitution in 1972 and established a one-party Baksal rule.”

The BNP leader also alleged that the country faced famine in 1974 due to Awami League’s misrule.

“It’s Ziaur Rahman who established multi-party democracy in the country by removing debris of Baksal of Awami League.”

Stating that their party has already launched a movement to oust the Awami League government, he called upon people from all walks of life to get united to make it a success.

“There’s a big struggle ahead. We have to win by defeating the current monstrous regime.”

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