May 15, 2017, 7:54 pm
Describing Attorney General Mahbubey Alam as a threat to an independent judiciary, BNP on Monday demanded his removal.
"The state's chief law officer has threatened the Chief Justice and other justices during the hearing of a case on parliament's power to remove its judges. The government's true colorhas been exposed with the media reports on it," said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Speaking at a discussion, he further said, "The current Attorney General is a threat to an independent judiciary, and he should be fired."
Rizvi alleged that Mahbubey Alam harassed BNP leaders and activists by influencing the judiciary while dealing with the cases filed against them. "The government has long been carrying out various evil activities to suppress the leaders and activists of BNP and other opposition parties through the Attorney General."
He also said Mahbubey Alam has been working as a government representative in the court to implement its various programmes for obliterating democracy.
Accusing the Prime Minister of trying to establish her dominance over all the state organs, Rizvi said Sheikh Hasina is now angry with the apex court as it is 'challenging her supremacy'.