Calling it a planned act of sabotage by a certain quarter, BNP yesterday demanded an immediate impar-tial judicial inquiry into the incident of setting the Dhaka-bound Mohanganj Express train on fire.
In a statement, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also said this kind of heinous and atrocious crime is only possible with the help of anti-people forces.
“Those who set fire to a train at Tejgaon in Dhaka yesterday and took the lives of four passengers are undoubtedly inhuman. It’s not possible without the involvement of special quarters,” he said.
The BNP leader said there is deep suspicion among the public whether this incident was carried out as a ploy to divert public attention away from the ongoing democratic movement.
“Saboteurs are the enemies of humanity. I’m deeply concerned over this barbaric and heartbreaking in-cident and I strongly condemn it. We demand an impartial judicial inquiry into the incident,” Rizvi said.
He strongly demanded the immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the miscreants involved in the Mohanganj Express fire incident.
The BNP leader also prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls of those who were killed and speedy recovery of the injured.
At least four people including a child were killed as miscreants set fire to the Dhaka-bound Mohanganj Express train in the capital’s Tejgaon Railway station area early Tuesday, just an hour before yesterday’s hartal called by BNP and likeminded opposition parties began.
Three carriages of the train were set on fire around 5:04 am and the firefighters tame the blaze around 6:45 am.