‘Govt determined to ensure maximum punishment of Abrar’s killers’

10 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

‘Govt determined to ensure maximum punishment of Abrar’s killers’

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud exchanges views with television artists, dramatists, and producers at his ministry’s conference room in the Secretariat on Wednesday. - SUN PHOTO

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday dubbed the murder of BUET student Abrar Fahad as “heinous” act saying the government was determined to ensure maximum punishment of the killers, reports BSS.

“Police have already arrested all accused,” he said as he exchanged views with Federation of Television Professionals’ Originations (FTPO) leaders at his ministry’s conference room at the Secretariat.

Hasan, who is the publicity and publication secretary of the ruling Awami League as well, added the government and the ruling party was always opposed to such killings.

The minister said criticism was the practice of a democratic state while one could respond to any criticism through his or her own opinions, adding “but, the killing or attacking can’t be the way of replying to any dissent or criticism”.

Hasan said Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) already expelled some leaders and activists of its BUET unit over Abrar death.

But the minister said a vested quarter was spreading propagandas on social media over the issue in their efforts to fish in troubled water but added that the government would not tolerate if anyone who were trying to capitalise the dreadful incident for their own interests.

He said tough actions will be taken against those who will try to spread false and fabricated information centering the death.

State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hasan, Information Secretary Abdul Malek and FTPO Convener and eminent cultural personality Mamunur Rashid, among others, were present.


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