BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said acting party chairman Tarique Rahman submitted his passport to the UK Home Office to get political asylum in London.
“Submitting passport is a necessary procedure for seeking asylum. As per its law, the country has given travel permission after taking his passport.” said at a media briefing in Dhaka on Tuesday.
His comment came in response to State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam remarks that the UK Home Office has transferred Rahman and his family’s passports to the Bangladesh High Commission in London.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam has sparked a row after he produced some documents claiming that Tarique had surrendered his Bangladeshi passport and gave up his nationality.
Tarique yesterday served a legal notice on the junior minister seeking proof within the next 10 days about the allegation.