DB detains BNP leader Aslam, his driver in city over ‘Israel conspiracy’

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Dhaka, May 15: The detective branch (DB) of Police arrested BNP Joint Secretary Aslam Chowdhury from the city’s Kuril Biswa road on Sunday evening.

Aslam’s driver and another person were also detained by DB.

The little-known BNP leader Aslam was arrested for his suspected link in a ‘conspiracy’ with Israel to topple the incumbent Bangladesh government.

He came under spotlight recently after a Bangladesh daily ran a report on a meeting between him and Israel’s ruling Likud party leader Mendi N Safadi in India along with a photo of the two.Aslam with Mendi

The DMP’s Detective Branch (DB) Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten confirmed that Aslam including his driver  and another person were arrested in Dhaka on Sunday evening.

He said, the BNP leader was on his way to Narayanganj when police stopped his car on the ‘300-feet Kurhil-Purbachol link road’ at Khilkhet and detained him.

When his picture with Mendi N Safadi, a leader of Israeli Likud Party and chief of International Diplomacy and Public Relations was published in media, he admitted that he was met with Israeli politician but it was accidental.Aslam standing behind

After the incident came in media, Aslam Chowdhury went into hiding and his mobile phone was found switched off.

Earlier, home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday said that they are investigating whether some any other persons are involved or not with Aslam Chowdhury.

BNP Joint Secretary Aslam Chowdhury allegedly held several meetings with Mossad in India allegedly plotting to topple the Awami League government.

“We will go for action after collecting some more information. The detectives are working about involvement of BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury. We will findout everybody involved behind the conspiracy. We will disclose to you how they involved with the plot to oust the government,” the minister told reporters at the secretariat.

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