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BNP to challenge ‘ghost cases’ in High Court
Bangladesh Nationalist Party will file writ petition with the Supreme Court against the filing of ‘ghost cases’ against its leaders and activists across the country in recent months.
BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed at a news briefing at the party’s central office on Saturday responding to a question said the party is thinking to file writ petition with the High Court division citing an example of recent filing of ‘ghost case’ with Hatirjheel police station in Dhaka.
He said in the writ, they will want know why departmental action will not be taken against to the police official who filed the case, and why punishment will not be awarded for finagling such case a day after BNP’s rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on September 30.
At the briefing, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir mentioned that a total of 4,149 ghost cases are filed accusing 86, 692 as named while accusing more than 2.76 lakh unnamed since September 1 to October 5. A total of 4,684 leaders and activists of the party are arrested during the time.
He said the statistics proves that the government is taking all possible attempts so that BNP cannot contest the next election likely to be held in December.