Tarique Rahaman mastermind of 21st Aug grenade attack: Quader
The mastermind of 21st August grenade attack Tarique Rahman will be exposed for the highest punishment, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said.
“We will fight for the highest punishment of Tarique Rahman,” he told journalists after placing wreaths at the memorial erected on the spot of the occurrence at Bangabandhu Avenue in the city paying deep homage to the martyrs.
Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said the then Harkat-ul-Jihad leader Mufti Hannan in his statement told that they carried out the heinous attack after getting order from Tarique Rahman.
“The all masterminds of the killing would be exposed to trial,” he added.
The AL leader said the gruesome grenade attack, on August 21 in 2004, was launched on an anti-terrorism public rally of AL at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital during the rule of BNP-Jamaat alliance aiming to eliminate the party top leader and the then opposition leader in Jatiya Sangsad and now Prime Minister of the country, Sheikh Hasina.
He said, “The promise of the day is that we will face terrorism and fundamentalism in the country’s politics under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”
Quader said BNP had finished the relation of work between the government and opposition parties in a democratic country by carrying out the heinous attack.