If BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia attends the party’s December 10 rally in Dhaka, court will take necessary steps, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said today (November 30, 2022). “Khaleda Zia is out of jail on condition, and if she joins the public rally, the court will take steps,” the minister said while speaking at an annual training programme of Bangladesh Police Women Network in Dhaka’s Rajarbagh area. Read more: DMP gives BNP 26 conditions for holding Dec 10 rally at Dhaka's Suhrawardy Udyan BNP received permission to hold their rally at Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan on December 10 and the government has allowed them to conduct it smoothly, the home minister said, adding, “If they initiate any kind of violence, it will be a big mistake.” BNP initially sought permission to hold the rally at either Suhrawardy Udyan or Manik Mia Avenue. They got permission to hold the event at Suhrawardy Udyan as Manik Mia Avenue, where the National Parliament is located, is a restricted area, said the minister.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal hoped that the location of the escaped militants will be traced very soon. The minister said this in response to the journalists' questions after inaugurating the 2nd Sheikh Kamal SAARC Snooker Championship in the capital on Saturday. " Law enforcement agencies are working and hopefully we will get the probe report soon, he added. When questioned about Major (retd) Syed Ziaul Haque, the chief coordinator of Ansar Al Islam, the home minister said militant Zia is frequently changing his location and that is why its taking a bit more time to arrest him. But he will be arrested soon, the minister said. Earlier, Home Ministry and Dhaka Metropolitan Police formed two separate committees to investigate the incident. On Sunday, unidentified persons attacked police personnel and whisked away two operatives of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam -- Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Imran, and Abu Siddique Sohel -- from the court premises, who were sentenced to death in Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case. Publisher Dipan, son of Prof Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq of Dhaka University, was hacked to death in his office on the second floor of Aziz Supermarket at Shahbagh in the city on October 31, 2015. Five police personnel were suspended following the incident. Meanwhile, Bangladesh police announced Tk 10 lakh for information for each. The government has issued red alert at all the entry and exit points of the country to arrest them.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday said no official permission has been given to BNP yet to hold their rally in Dhaka’s Paltan area. He said this in response to a journalist’s question after inaugurating the 2nd Sheikh Kamal SAARC Snooker Championship in the capital. “As big rallies cannot be held anywhere else except Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital, the government decided to give BNP permission for that venue,” he added. Read more: BNP can hold rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on December 10: Home Minister The home minister said BNP requested for Suhrawardy Udyan along with two other venues themselves and the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner also found it to be suitable. “There are some Awami League programmes scheduled to be held there, after that BNP will be able to hold their rally,” said Asaduzzaman. When asked about BNP’s remark that the government will be forced to allow their rally in Paltan, he said the government has no obligation. “Government permits only where suitable. No official permission has been granted to them yet to hold a rally at Nayapaltan area,” he added. Read more: BNP to avoid AL's trap over December-10 rally: Gayeshwar When questioned whether BNP can hold the rally anywhere else, the home minister said, “Where else can such a huge gathering be held? BNP requested for the venue in front of Parliament, but none is allowed to hold a rally there.”
The venue of BNP's divisional rally scheduled to be held in Dhaka on December 10 will be decided by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said. The minister said this while talking to journalists at his Secretariat on Sunday (November 20). BNP is a political party, so its leaders and activists definitely know the procedures and we hope they hold the meeting by maintaining law and order. If they break the law or destroy properties, the security forces will take action, added the minister. Read: After 7 successful rallies, Fakhrul declares: ‘No election in Bangladesh without caretaker govt’ "When asked if the government would give permission if the BNP wants to hold a rally in front of the party office, he said, ' BNP wants to gather 25 lakh people at one place. Don't know where they will go? Can you imagine what will happen when 25 lakh people gather somewhere? We have asked the Commissioner (DMP Commissioner) to determine if there is such a big field somewhere in Dhaka and give them permission to hold a meeting there." "Since we are not obstructing political activities, if they organise such a programme, they should do so in a place where so many people can stand," the minister said. The minister said, 'He (DMP Commissioner) should find such a place where so many people can gather. So, he will make arrangements wherever the commissioner wants.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan arrived in India's New Delhi Thursday to attend an international ministerial conference on how to deal with terror financing, including legitimate and illegitimate funding routes. The third ministerial "No Money for Terror" conference, organised by the Indian government in New Delhi on Friday and Saturday, will be attended by representatives of 76 countries to discuss terrorist financing and related issues. Home ministers of about 20 countries including Russia, France, Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore are expected to participate in the event. Asaduzzaman is leading a three-member Bangladesh delegation. Other members of the delegation are Public Security Division Joint Secretary Abu Hena Mustafa Zaman and its Senior Information Officer Md Sharif Mahmud Apu. Read more: “No single nation can address evolving tech-based crimes on its own” The ministerial conference aims to progress the discussions on combating terrorist financing held by the international community in the previous two Conferences in Paris (2018) and Melbourne (2019). "It also intends to include discussions on technical, legal, regulatory and cooperation aspects of all facets of terrorism financing. It attempts to also set the pace for other high-level official and political deliberations, focused on countering terrorist financing," the Indian home ministry said. "Discussions at the conference will focus on global trends in terrorism and terrorist financing, the use of formal and informal channels of funds for terrorism, emerging technologies in the context of terrorist financing and requisite international cooperation to address related challenges," it added. Read more: IBBL holds workshop on Prevention of Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing The topic for Bangladesh in the programme is terror financing through money transfer service schemes and hundi networks. Asaduzzaman is scheduled to return to Dhaka on Sunday.
Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Tuesday reiterated that drugs, militancy and terrorism will be uprooted from the country at any cost. He made the remark while addressing at an anti-drug, militancy and terrorism rally held at Madrasha Babunagar Government Primary School in Satkania upazila of the district, as the chief guest on Tuesday. “No drug is produced in our country, we don’t let anybody produce drugs and drives are on against the drugs” he said. The prisons of the country can accommodate only 40,000 accused while the number of accused can’t be reduced from that anyhow, he said. Read more: Truth about drug smugglers firing at DGFI officer at Tombru border will be revealed: Home Minister “A section of people carried out attack on Masjid, Temple and Church, it was found when looked back,” he said. “We overcame from the killing of priest of Iskan temple, Holey Artisan Bakery”, he said adding that the world got surprised asking what was happening in Bangladesh. Minister Kamal said “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is a devoted soul of Islam and she does noting which goes against Islam, she starts her works with Namaz and recitation of the holy Quran,” he said. Read more: Need to be tougher on drugs: Home Minister Local lawmaker Pro Dr Abu Reza Muhammad Nezamuddin Nadwi presided over the programme where local Awami League leaders and high-ups of administration among others were present at the programme.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Monday said law enforcement agencies are yet get any tangible evidence to untangle the murder of Fardin Noor Parash, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet). He was responding to a question from reporters at a programe held to mark the 9th founding anniversary of River Police at Rajarbagh Police Lines in the capital in the evening. "We have not received any information with concrete proof," the home minister said. “We speak only on facts.” Police recovered Fardin’s body from the Shitalakhkhya River, behind a cotton mill at Siddhirganj, on November 7, three days after he went missing. Read more: Buet student Fardin might have been killed in Dhaka: DB On November 8, Sheikh Farhad, a physician at Narayanganj General Hospital where the autopsy was done, said there were several injury marks on Fardin’s head and body. On Thursday, Fardin’s father Kazi Nuruddin Rana filed case against his son’s friend Amatullah Bushra, a 3rd year student of East West University, and several unidentified people in connection with the death with Rampura Police Station. Police arrested Amatullah Bushra the same day hours after filing the case. Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has been investigating the case to unearth the motive of the murder and who did it. Read more: Buet student Fardin’s last tracked location was in Gazipur: Home Minister
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today (November 10, 2022) said, the primary suspicion is that Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Fardin Noor Parash was murdered. “How Fardin’s body ended up in Shitalakhkhya river is being investigated,” he said in a response to questions from reporters at Rajarbagh Police Lines in Dhaka. Read more: Fardin’s death: Friend Bushra put on 5-day remand He also said Fardin’s last location was tracked in Gazipur. “How his body ended up in the river from Gazipur is being investigated,” the home minister said. He said investigation is underway, treating it as a murder. It will be possible to share details after the investigation is complete and report is received, he added. Read more: 'He was murdered': Fardin's father demands justice Those behind Fardin’s death will be brought to justice after identifying them, he said. Fardin was a 3rd year student of BUET’s civil engineering department and a resident of Qutubpur area in Narayanganj's Fatullah. Police recovered Fardin’s body from the Shitalakhkhya River, behind a cotton mill at Siddhirganj, on November 7, three days after he went missing. Earlier today, Police arrested Fardin’s friend Amatullah Bushra, 3rd year student of East West University, from her Banasree home in Dhaka. Read more: Injury marks on head, body of Buet student Fardin: Doctor who conducted autopsy Deceased’s father Kazi Nuruddin Rana filed a case against Bushra and several unidentified people in connection with his son’s death with Rampura Police Station, said Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Rampura Police Station. On November 8, Sheikh Farhad, a physician at Narayanganj General Hospital where the autopsy was done, said there were several injury marks on BUET student Fardin’s head and body.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Wednesday stern action will be taken if any damage and chaos is carried out in the name of a rally by blocking the roads. Law enforcers will defend the bid to damage the people’s life and property in the name of holding rallies, he added. The minister was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the five-day free treatment and operation of cleft lip and palate patients under the initiative of Asmat Ali Khan Foundation in Madaripur. Read more: Arrest, harassment continue to foil anti-government rally in Faridpur, says BNP BNP will hold a rally with millions of people in the capital Dhaka, claiming to form the government there, the minister added. He said the whole country is getting ready for the national elections. “The people of the country will vote for the boat symbol and bring Sheikh Hasina to power again,” he said, adding that there is no substitute for Sheikh Hasina. Read more: AL, not BNP, mastermind of ‘arson terrorism’: Fakhrul
Those who were involved in the killing of freedom fighters in the name of the 7th November revolution in 1975 will be tried on the soil of Bangladesh, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Monday. "An investigation committee is being formed for this,” he said while speaking at a discussion at the Central Shaheed Minar. 'Families of Martyred Freedom Fighters of the 7th November of 1975' organized the event titled '7th November, Freedom Fighters Killing Day discussion'. Also read: Fugitive killers of 4 national leaders to be brought back: Home Minister "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave us hope by prosecuting war criminals. We also believe that those who killed the freedom fighters will also be brought to justice in this country," he added. “The soldiers and freedom fighters who were executed on that day, their families do not even know where their bodies were buried. We prosecuted war criminals. After the trial, the bodies were returned to their families. But these families did not even get that. That's why they want justice today. We hope they live to see the trial of these murders,” the minister added. President of Asiatic Society, freedom fighter Prof Dr Khandker Bazlul Huq presided over the discussion while Awami League lawmaker Asaduzzaman Noor spoke as a special guest.