Tarique Zia plotted to kill Sheikh Hasina to capture state power forever: Khasru

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NETRAKONA, Aug 21, 2020 (BSS) – State Minister for Social Welfare Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru today said Ziaur Rahman was involved in Bangbandhu’s assassination conspiracy while his son Tarique Zia was the main architect of August 21 grenade attack to kill Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina.

“Zia directly engaged in the conspiracy for destroying the spirit of Liberation War and turning the country into a failed state and Tarique plotted to kill Sheikh Hasina, the main source of inspiration to the country’s people, to cripple the nation,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at a discussion held at district Muktijoddha Complex here.

Khasru, also a renowned freedom fighter, said that Tarique and his friend former state minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar made the evil design to kill Sheikh Hasina and most of the AL leaders to capture the state power forever and turn the country into Pakistan.

To mark the National Mourning Day and August 21 grenade attack day, District Muktijoddha Sangsad organised the memorial meeting with Deputy Commissioner of Netrakona Kazi Mohammad Abdur Rahman in the chair.

The meeting was addressed, among others, by Superintendent of Police (SP) Akber Ali Munshi, former commander of district Muktijoddha Sangsad Nurul Amin, former deputy commander Abdul Motin and freedom fighter Aiyub Ali.

Later, the state minister distributed cheques for Taka 15.50 lakh among 88 voluntary clubs and organisations at the hall room of Netrakona Press Club.

Deputy Commissioner of Netrakona, SP of Netrakona and Deputy Director of District Social Service Department Alal Uddin were present at the cheques distribution function.