Live Correspondent: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has called the ruling Awami League an ‘evil force’ and called upon his party followers to turn their grief into strength to unseat AL from power.
“Around 500 party men including M Ilias Ali became victim of enforced disappearance in the last five years. No evil force will be able to hang on to power if we get united,” the senior BNP leader Fakhrul said at a programme in Dhaka on Monday afternoon.
Sylhet Division Sanghati Sammiloni organised the programme at the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh marking five years of disappearance of BNP’s then organising secretary M Ilias Ali.
Ilias Ali, who was also a former lawmaker, went missing along with his driver since the wee hours of April 18, 2012.
Immediately after the incident, BNP claimed that government agencies have picked him up.
Police recovered the abandoned car of Ilias later near his Banani residence.
Locals said they noticed the abandoned car with all its doors flung wide open.