Rob’s house raid: Politicians come down on govt

MNA Editorial Desk: Politicians on Saturday came down heavily on the government and police for raiding and cordoning off a tea party where several senior political leaders met on Thursday night.

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia condemned and protested at the ‘unwarranted’ presence of law enforcers at the house of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal faction president ASM Abdur Rob during a meeting with political leaders and eminent persons of the society.

Police cordoned off the house of ASM Abdur Rob at Uttara in Dhaka on Thursday evening as he invited leaders of different political parties to the tea party.

In a statement, Khaleda, also former prime minister, said police intervention in the meeting of senior leaders at the residence of ASM Abdur Rob again proved that the ‘state had become ‘inhumane’ and ‘extremely anti-people’.

In another programme on Saturday, politicians and civil society members expressed concern over the police intervention.

At a human chain formed in front of the National Press Club, they asked the administration to disclose the identity of the people who asked the police to conduct such a raid in an indoor tea party.

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