Political infiltrators attacked AL office, leaders : Obaidul Quader
Update Time: 4 August 2018 7:41 pm:
A total 17 leaders and activists of Awami League and its associated wings were injured in the attack
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said a group of political infiltrators within the students safe-road demonstration attacked the Awami League president's political office at Dhanmondi, Dhaka on Saturday afternoon.
A total 17 leaders and activists of Awami League and its associated wings were injured in the attack. They have already been admitted to the nearby Japan-Bangladesh Friendship Hospital, he said.
Obaidul, also the Road Transport and Bridges minister, made the statement at a press briefing at the Awami League president's political office on Saturday.
Earlier in the morning, the minister had said: We have already accepted all the demands of the students. Implementation of some of the demands is underway.
Now we are requesting the students return to their homes, because of the chance of political infiltration. A political group is trying to misuse the demonstration for their own purposes, he added.
He also urged the students to return home so the transport system would return to normal.
The Road transport Act will be placed at Monday's cabinet meeting for final approval. The act suggests capital punishment for fatal road accidents, he said. References : Dhaka Tribune