BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the audio conversation of its central executive committee member Nipun Roy Chowdhury’s order to set fire on cars is fabricated.
He made the claim at a virtual press conference on Friday at 4.00 pm.
On March 29, a Dhaka court placed Nipun Roy on three-day remand for plotting subversion activities including torching passenger buses. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members arrested Nipun on March 28 from her Rayer Bazar home.
Mirza Fakhrul said, “BNP leader Nipun Roy Chowdhury was arrested on March 28, on the day of the strike called by Hefazat-e-Islam. On that day, a private TV channel broadcast a fabricated audio of her conversation with one Arman, which was made entirely through technology and fabricated and baseless one.”
“Nipun Roy Chowdhury is a lawyer, active human rights activist. The question of his involvement in terrorist activities cannot be raised,” he added.
Fakhrul said, “From March 26 to April 2, several thousand people were accused in six cases in Dhaka, while no case was filed in Chittagong (Hathazari). But about 50 people were injured in the police attack on the peaceful protest rallies and processions of the BNP and the convener of the Chittagong city unit BNP Dr Shahadat Hossain and 23 others were arrested.”
He further said, “Since Awami League came to power in 2008, they repealed the provision of caretaker government by changing the constitution in a very well-planned manner. But this was their demand.”