Terming the verdicts of August 21 grenade attack cases ‘state-sponsored’ BNP on Thursday said the verdicts were given with an aim to destroy the party in a planned way.
“Our acting chairman Tarique Rahman was convicted through a state-sponsored judgement,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi while speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
The BNP leader also alleged that the verdict has been announced to clear the way to hold a one-party general election.
Rizvi claimed that people have turned down the verdicts as those were given to eliminate the opposition parties.
Mentioning that ex-Chief Justice SK Sinha and a lower court judge Motahar Hossain were forced to leave for ensuring justice in the past, he said the speedy trial tribunal judge could have faced the same consequences had he given the right judgement.
Referring to the murder of the Laxmipur BNP leader advocate Nurul Islam, Rizvi said the killer of the lawyer is now roaming around with presidential clemency.
The BNP leader also said that around 6,000 dangerous prisoners have so far been released from different jails as per the directives given by the Home Ministry.