BNP rejects Aug 21 attack verdict

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday rejected the verdict in the two cases lodged over the August 21, 2004 grisly grenade attack on an Awami League rally.

“The verdict is politically motivated,” said the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir while addressing a press conference held at the BNP’s political office Naya Paltan in the capital.

“BNP will face it both legally and politically,” Fakhrul added.

BNP’s standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Nazrul Islam Khan and Amir Khasru Mahmud Choudhury were present among others in the programme.

Earlier, Dhaka 1st Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced 19 people including former State Minister Lutfozzaman Babar to death and 19 people including acting chairperson of BNP Tarique Rahman to life imprisonment in the two cases lodged over the August 21, 2004 grisly grenade attack on an Awami League rally.

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