Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, joint general secretary of the central Awami League, said the attack in Brahmanbaria was pre-planned, saying the attack came at a time when Bangladesh was celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence. At that time, BNP, Jamaat and Hefazat have done this work in a planned way to cover our golden jubilee.
He made the remarks while visiting Brahmanbaria Press Club with a delegation of Central Awami League at 12 noon on Wednesday. Earlier, Press Club General Secretary Jabed Rahim Bijan informed Mahbubul Alam Hanif about the attack on the Press Club.
During the strike of Hefazat-e-Islam on March 26, several public and private establishments including the Brahmanbaria Press Club were attacked and vandalized. Some journalists were also attacked that day.
Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said, “We will tell the Prime Minister that those involved in this incident must be brought under the law and severely punished to prove that such destructive activities cannot be carried out in an independent state.” Similar to the destruction in 1971, destructive activities have been carried out in Brahmanbaria. These will not be tolerated in any way. I assure you, this time we will take a strict legal action.
He further said that those who are here in custody should not have gunpowder. We saw the use of this song powder in 1971.
And I have seen in various subversive activities of Jamaat. In Brahmanbaria, it is clear that the use of gunpowder in subversive activities is again on the shoulders of Hefazat, Jamaat and BNP. They have carried out this terrorist act.
At this time Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif with Brahmanbaria-3 (Sadar and Vijayanagar) MP. A. M. Ubaidul Moktadir Chowdhury, Central Awami League Office Secretary Biplob Barua, Information and Research Secretary Selim Mahmud, Finance and Planning Secretary Wasika Ayesha Khan, Central Volunteer League Leader Moin Uddin, Brahmanbaria District Awami League General Secretary Al Mamun Sarkar and Central Juba League Joint Secretary Md. Al Aminul Haq was present.
Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif Central Awami League delegation visited the government and private establishments damaged in the fire.
Activities of anti-government female under investigation
Meanwhile, according to Bangladesh Police sources, a controversial woman in under investigation for posting anti-government video content on Facebook.
According to Blitz report, when the government, law enforcement and intelligence agencies of the country are tirelessly working in combating all sorts of anarchism centering recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Bangladesh to attend the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a number of anti-state individuals are spreading anti-state propaganda through various social media and video sharing network, with open call for waging jihad against the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Investigative reporters of Blitz has identified a Facebook post of an individual named Shahana Rashid, where she has posted a video statement of a controversial Islamist named Moulana Azhari, which contains extremely offensive remarks against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit, while hundreds of people have left comments in the same post, where some of them have called for waging jihad [against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government]. Such notoriety is taking place when the government has warned of dire actions for inciting violence.
Following publication of the report, members of law enforcement agencies have initiated investigations into the matter.
Shahana Rashid posted the anti-government post on her Facebook ID on March 29. She had removed the post sometime during early hours of March 31, although by then, the matter has already been noticed by the members of law enforcement agencies, including the Cyber Crime Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
A source inside DMP told this correspondent, even if anyone deletes anti-government Facebook contents after several hours, the matter can be easily retrieved through forensic of the accused person’s mobile phone and computer. No one can escape legal consequences even if they delete such posts.