BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday slammed the government for arresting Nafiz Mohammad Alam who was interviewed in a Deutsche Welle documentary on RAB, saying it’s a move to stop those who want to talk about ‘unconstitutional’ activities of the elite force.
“The arrest of Nafiz Mohammad Alam has proved that RAB is involved in unconstitutional activities. They (govt) are trying to silence the people who are talking (about it) here,” he said.
The BNP leader made the remarks while talking to reporters at Delta Care Hospital in the city’s Rampu-ra area.
Fakhrul went to the hospital to visit Natore Sadar Upazila BNP general secretary Abul Hossain who was critically injured in Natore’s Alaipur area by the ruling party activists while observing the party’s sit-in programme on Saturday last.
The BNP leader said the government is in fact responsible for the ‘unlawful’ activities carried out by the RAB.
As a state institution, he said RAB is subservient to the government and force is working as per the gov-ernment’s instructions.
Police on Sunday night arrested Nafiz from his home in city’s Bashundhara residential area.
Nafiz was interviewed and quoted in a Deutsche Welle-Netra News documentary on elite force Rapid Action Battalion that aired on April 3 last.