Threat to doctor is expression of Jamaat’s terrorist thoughts: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said threatening to kill the physician of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is a reflection of Jamaat’s terrorist attitude.

While speaking a discussion on the occasion the National Mourning Day in the city on Wednesday, August 16, the minister said, “BSMMU’s Dr SM Mustafa Zaman came to me last night, and explained everything. He provided treatment to Sayeedi who was sentenced to life imprisonment.”

North South University (NSU) organized the Mourning Day discussion, marking the 48th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at its auditorium in Dhaka.

The minister said, “Jamaat always thinks negative. The fact is that they always think of terrorism and against the state. The threatening to kill the doctor is a reflection of that.”

The victim physician SM Mustafa Zaman filed a general diary with Dhanmondi Model Police Station on Tuesday night over the threat. He is a professor of cardiology department at BSMMU.

Regarding the series of bomb attacks across the country on August 17, 2005, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said, “You had seen rise of militants in the country and they wanted to make Bangladesh as a militant state.”

The minister said, “People saw many militants like Bangla Bhai and Shayekh Abdur Rahman and the then government (BNP-Jamaat).  And they told those were the creation of the media. But later you, the media saw rise of real militants and their activities. In this way, on August 17, 2005, militants bombed simultaneously in 63 districts of the country. Through this attack, they had informed that there were terrorists in the country.”

He mentioned that the government has not been able to completely eradicate militancy, but militancy is under control.

He added, “Some sleeper cell of the militant group is still remaining. They are trying to expose themselves. Our security forces and intelligence agencies are highly efficient. They are deactivating militancy and bringing them to book.”




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