File photo of BNP standing committee member and eminent lawyer Moudud Ahmed.
The body of BNP standing committee member and eminent lawyer Moudud Ahmed who died in Singapore arrived in Dhaka on Thursday evening.
A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the body of the veteran politician landed at 6:05pm at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, said BNP chairperson's media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.
BNP secretary genera Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with party senior leaders received the body at the airport on completion of the necessary formalities.
The BNP leaders placed wreaths at the coffin of their late colleague, and then it was taken to the deceased’s Gulshan residence from the airport.
Later, the body the BNP leader will be kept at the mortuary of Evercare Hospital Thursday overnight.
The 81-year-old ailing BNP leader died at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Tuesday.
Talking to reporters at the airport, Fakhrul said the death of Moudud is an irreparable loss to the nation as well as to BNP at this time of ‘democratic crisis in the country. “We’ve lost a guardian. He’ll always remain alive among us.”
He prayed for the salvation of Moudud’s departed soul and conveyed his profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The BNP leader bemoaned that Moudud and his family underwent serious sufferings during the rule of the current government. “He’s sent to jail many times unfairly as 36 cases had been filed against him. He’s also evicted from his Gulshan house.”
Fakhrul said Moudud's body will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar at 9:00am on Friday enabling people to pay their last respect to the seasoned politician.
Later, his mortal remains will be taken to the High Court premises where his second namaz-e-janaza will be held on the High Court premises at 10:30am.
His first janaza was held in Singapore participated by Bangladeshi expatriates.