Nizam Hazari behind attack on Khaleda Zia’s convoy: AL leader

21 Nov 2017, 18:43 | updated: 21 Nov 2017, 18:55

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Dhaka: An Awami League leader of its Feni district unit on Tuesday alleged that their party lawmaker Nizam Uddin Hazari was behind the attack on BNP chairperson' Khaleda Zia's Cox's Bazar-bound convoy last month. 

Azharul Haque, a member of the ruling party's Feni district unit, came up with the allegation at a press conference at National Press Club, reports news agency UNB.

"The recant attack on BNP chairperson's convoy was planned one. The vehicles of DBC, Channel i, Ekattor and Boishakhi TV, Prothom Alo and The Daily Star were damaged after targeting those selectively. Nizam Hazari did it with his cadres to take revenge for filing news reports against him," he said.

He also accused the MP of indulging in killing, corruption, siphoning off money abroad and harassing his opponents filing 'false' cases against them.

Azhar also alleged that many party leaders and activists and he himself cannot stay in their locality in fear of Nizam Hazari's possible wrath.
"All sorts of misdeeds are taking place in Feni at the behest of Nizam Hazari and another influential Awami League leader," he said.

Replying to a question, Azhar said he has already lodged complaints against the MP with party general secretary Obaidul Quader and some other leaders.

On October 28, some unruly youths attacked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's convoy near Mohammad Ali Bazar in Feni Sadar on her way to Cox's Bazar to visit Rohingya camps.

The attackers damaged a good number of vehicles, including microbuses of Channel i, DBC, Ekattor, and Baishakhi Television, and beat several newsmen and leaders and activists of BNP who were coming with Khaleda Zia to Cox's Bazar.

Awami League and BNP have been blaming each other for the attack since the attack.