BNP lawmaker Md Harunur Rashid today demanded the Speaker to form a parliamentary committee over ghost cases, reports UNB.
“The Home Minister said there is nothing called ghost cases … I request the Speaker to form a parliamentary committee over it,” Rashid said participating in general discussion on the proposed budget for 2019-20 fiscal year in Parliament.
The Chapainawabganj-3 MP claimed that at least 90,000 cases were filed against BNP leaders and activists in the last 10 year.
“Most of them are false cases. Some 2.5 million BNP leaders and activists were accused in them,” he said.
Rashid said BNP men were picked up from their houses and implicated in cases.
He said the BNP secretary general is facing charges in 84 cases, while 84-year-old former Speaker Jamir Uddin Sircar, senior BNP leaders Khandkar Mahbub Hossain and Moudud Ahmed are facing charges of making bombs and sabotage.
The BNP lawmaker claimed some 1,200 people became victims of forced disappearance in the last 10 years of this government.
“I don’t know whether I’ll be able to return home after my speech in Parliament. I don’t know if I’ll face the fates of Ilias Ali or Salauddin Ahmed like they were picked up by groups identifying as members of law enforcement agencies,” Rashid said.