BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) works to implement the government’s agenda.
“We think the ACC chairman’s remarks are the government’s versions. The ACC is working to implement the political agenda of the government,” Fakhrul said at a press conference at the BNP Nayapaltan central office on Saturday.
He said BNP thinks that the ACC chairman’s remarks are tantamount to an influence over the trial proceedings of cases especially those ones filed against Khaleda Zia, reports UNB.
On Thursday, ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood alleged the lawyers of Khaleda Zia are obstructing the trial proceedings.
Pointing at Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage graft cases filed against the BNP chief, the ACC chairman said, “Our lawyer and director general told me the defense counsels seek unnecessary extension in some cases. The situation reached so bad that it is difficult for them to conduct the case.”
Criticizing the ACC chairman, Fakhrul said though the ACC is supposed to be a neutral and independent body, its chairman’s recent remark is not only unfortunate, but also made them and the whole nation frustrated.
“We’re worried over getting justice in cases filed by ACC against Khaleda Zia as the role of the ACC has merged with that of the government,” the BNP secretary general said.
He said all lawyers of the ACC are supporters of Awami League, which proves that ACC is playing biased role and engaged in implementing the agenda of AL government.
The ACC is moving ahead to implement AL government’s agenda to annihilate BNP and convict Khaleda in baseless cases, he said.
BNP standing committee member barrister Jamiruddin Sircar, its vice chairmen advocate Joynal Abed and Ahmed Azam Khan, Chairperson’s adviser Abdus Salam, senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, joint secretary general Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon, Khaleda’s lawyers advocate Sanaullah Miah and Masud Ahmed were present.