BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas on Saturday blamed several leaders of BNP, without taking any specific name, for the disappearance of BNP leader Ilias Ali.
However, he did not mention any specific name of the BNP leaders.
The BNP leader also admitted that there was no involvement of the Awami League-led government behind the incident, reports BSS.
“Awami League government didn’t abduct Ilias Ali. Many know the persons hiding inside the party (BNP),” he told a virtual discussion.
Sylhet Bibhag Jatiyatabadi Sanghati Sammeloni-Dhaka arranged the discussion seeking quick recovery of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s illness and demanding of getting back BNP organising secretary M Ilias Ali.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir joined the virtual discussion as the chief guest.
Ilias, the then organising secretary of the BNP, went missing along with his driver Ansar Ali from the city’s Banani area on April 17, 2012. BNP was blaming the government for the incident so far.
Pointing to the party’s secretary general, Mirza Abbas said: “In the previous night of his disappearance, Ilias Ali was locked into severe arguments with a person at the party office. Ilias was harshly scolding the person. The snakes that bite from behind are still staying inside my party. If they are not removed, the party cannot go ahead by any means.”
He said those who are involved with the incident do not want the country’s independence and sovereignty.
“I know the Awami League government didn’t abduct him. I want to know from the government those who are involved with the disappearance, can’t they be exposed to justice?” he said.