Govt has no plan to arrest Khaleda: Ministers

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Dhaka, May 27: Road, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said the government has no any plan to arrest BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the near future.

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, at a separate programme, also made a similar comment.

“I don’t have any information about this, though some of her (Khaleda) party leaders were speaking about it before the media,” Obaidul Quader, also a presidium member of the Awami League (AL), told reporters during his sudden visit to the BRTC bus depot in Gazipur. Mohammad Nasim

Meanwhile, Awami League Presidium Member Mohammad Nasim yesterday said the ruling party doesn’t pursue the politics of vengeance and that’s why there is no desire from the party to arrest anybody.

“Why would we arrest BNP chief Khaleda Zia? Had AL believed in the politics of vengeance then the trial of the Bangabandhu murder case would have been held in a special tribunal. But, we didn’t do so. We have no desire to arrest anybody,” he said responding to a recent comment of BNP leaders over the issue.

Nasim, also the health minister, said this while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural session of the national convention of Bangladesh Homeopathic Council at the auditorium of the Institution of Engineers at Ramna in the city.

He also said the judiciary is completely independent in the country. “If a court issues arrest warrant for anybody then what can we do,” he asked.