BNP on Sunday presented a list of its dead, sick, and hajj-performing leaders reportedly implicated in various 'fictitious' cases filed over the last one and a half months.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi placed the list at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office in the city.
"We're presenting the list of our leaders who were dead, bedridden or staying abroad for hajj or other purposes made accused in the fictitious cases on charge of hurling stones at police," he said.
The BNP leader said the list will not only make people laugh, but also exposed how police file falsely implicate them in cases, reports UNB.
He said at least nine of their leaders who died before September this year were made accused in different 'ghostly' cases filed from September 1 to October 13 this year.
As per the list, Dhaka City Corporation ex-ward commissioner M Azizullah died in 2016, while Kamrangichar BNP vice president Nurul Islam in August 31, 2018, Dhaka city unit party leader Mintoo Kumar Das in July, 2016, Kafrul leader Ali Asgar Matabbar in 2014, Keraniganj BNP leader Dewan Munshi in January 31, 1998, Kushtia leader Arab Ali in December, 2017, another leader of the same district Abul Kashem Sheikh in 2016, Jhenidah leader Shah Jamal in 2016 and Habiganj leader Shamsul Haque Kalam in 2010.
Rizvi said BNP standing committee member and former minister Tariqul Islam who has long been suffering from various diseases, including cancer, were implicated in various 'fictitious' cases filed with Paltan, Khilgaon and Motijheel Police Stations.
Besides, he said, their party's Gazipur leaders Kazi Saidul Alam Babul, Munir Hossain, Sirajul Islam, Bogura's Abdul Khalek Kushtia's Prof Harun-or-Rashid, Rejaul Karim and Ibrahim Malitha who were staying abroad for treatment was made accused in the 'fictitious' cases.
He said their party's Dhaka south city unit leader Khatibur Rahman, Feni's Azad Hossain, Bogura's Khairul Bashar and Gazipur's Ibrahim were accused in the 'fictitious' cases when they were staying in Saudi Arabia for performing hajj.
Rizvi said some BNP leaders who have long been staying abroad as migrant workers were also made accused in the 'ghostly' cases.
Of them, he said, Dhaka's Kafrul leader Sabiir Ahmed Jony, Bogura's Rubel Hossain have long been staying in Malaysia while Bogura's Saiful Islam in Saudi Arabia.
The BNP leader said around 4,182 fictitious cases were filed against 2.77 lakh people from September 1 to October 13.
Rizvi voiced deep concern that Dhaka city unit Chhatra Dal leader Rabiul Islam Nayan remained traceless since law enforcers reportedly picked him up from the High Court area on Thursday.
He demanded the law enforcers produce him before people immediately.