Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said has the law enforcements to bring immediately the killers of a ruling party lawmaker to justice
“Murder of a public representative in such a way will not be tolerated,” The Prime Minister said referring to the murder of Awami League lawmaker from Gaibandha-1 parliamentary constituency Manzurul Islam Liton.
Liton was shot dead by unnamed assailants at his home in the northern Bangladeshi district on December 31.
“The trial of Liton’s killers must be held on the soils of Bangladesh and they would be given stringent punishment,” she said while addressing cross section of people in the northern districts through video conferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence.
The prime minister asked the law enforcers to hunt down the killers of Liton saying “Our aim is to ensure peace and security for all.”
Hasina talked to administrative officials, teachers, imams, farmers, workers, rickshaw-pullers, journalists, social workers, local public representatives and members of the law enforcement agencies through the video conferencing.
During the conference, she called upon the people to engage them in her development activities and campaign against terrorism.
Recalling anti-Jamaat-Shibir role of Liton in Sundarganj, the prime minister said he used to resist the anti-liberation forces and give security to the people in his locality.
Liton was brutally killed due to his anti-Jamaat-Shibir roles, she said referring to the mayhem carried out by the activists of the Jamaat in 2013, 2014 and in the first three months of 2015.
“We know well how the Jamaat-Shibir carried out mayhem and rampage in Sundarganj at that time by killing people and policemen, torching and vandalising houses, vehicles, shops and government offices,” she said.
Local people became victims of the torture and repression of Jamaat-men and Liton put up a resistance against those, she said calling upon the people to make their voice loud against terrorism and militancy.
‘I would like to urge the people of all levels including guardians, teachers, students, imams to remain alert so that terrorism and militancy don’t get any place in the society,” she said.
Hasina said Islam is the religion of peace and harmony, there is no room for terrorism and militancy in it, she added.