A disquieting revelation surrounding the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader’s lobbying endeavors
Tarique Rahman, a prominent figure within the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has recently come under scrutiny for his extensive lobbying activities in the United States, United Kingdom, and various European nations. However, lurking beneath the surface lies a disquieting truth—Tarique Rahman is a convicted terrorist. In this article, we delve into the court verdict that exposes Rahman’s direct involvement in a horrific grenade attack, as well as his alleged role in fostering insurgency within neighboring India.
A Dark Scheme Unveiled:
On August 21, 2004, under Tarique Rahman’s direct instructions, terrorists associated with the BNP and extremist groups like Harkat-ul-Jihad (HuJI) launched a series of grenade attacks, primarily targeting Sheikh Hasina and Awami League leaders. The court verdict brought to light a meticulously orchestrated plan that took advantage of state power. Rahman, alongside several senior BNP officials and former top intelligence personnel, was found guilty and faced varying sentences for their roles in the deadly attacks. Tragically, the assaults claimed the lives of 24 innocent people, while leaving countless others injured.
Abuse of State Machinery:
The conviction of influential politicians, former high-ranking police officials, and key HuJI militants serves as a shocking revelation, shedding light on the calculated plan and the gross abuse of state machinery deployed to execute the attack while impeding the investigation. According to the court’s ruling, specialized Arges grenades, typically utilized in warfare, were detonated at the Awami League’s central office with the assistance of state machinery. The prosecution successfully established that the accused held meetings in different locations prior to the incident, showcasing the premeditated nature of the grenade attack.
Unveiling a Sinister Continuity:
The court’s verdict emphasized that the grenade attack on August 21, 2004, was not an isolated event but rather a continuation of a larger conspiracy. This sinister plot was an extension of the conspiracy that unfolded after the assassination of the Father of the Nation on August 15, 1975, when four national leaders were murdered within a jail setting. The court’s findings expose the malevolent endeavor to render the Awami League leaderless, with the attack serving as a pivotal point in this insidious plan.
Hawa Bhaban Meeting:
Compelling testimonies from witnesses further implicate Tarique Rahman, revealing his presence at Hawa Bhaban, an infamous alternative center of power linked to the BNP. Witnesses, including a member of an Islamist outfit named Al-Markazul Islami Bangladesh, confirmed Rahman’s attendance at Hawa Bhaban, where he met with BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, as well as top intelligence officials. Allegedly, during this meeting, the perpetrators were reassured of administrative support and encouraged to carry out their nefarious agenda.
Suspicions of Involvement in Insurgency:
Beyond Bangladesh’s borders, Tarique Rahman’s alleged involvement in insurgency activities raises alarming concerns. Major General Gaganjit Singh, former Deputy Director General of India’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), has implicated Rahman as the mastermind behind a significant arms haul in Chattogram in 2004. Singh contends that the BNP-Jamaat alliance facilitated the supply of arms not only to the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) but also to several other rebel groups in India’s northeast. The objective was to destabilize the region, taking advantage of Bangladesh as a safe haven.
Tarique Rahman’s lavish lobbying endeavors have inadvertently drawn attention to his dark past and his alleged involvement in acts of terrorism. The court’s verdict, coupled with testimonies from credible witnesses, has exposed Rahman’s direct role in orchestrating a horrific grenade attack and exploiting the machinery of the state. Moreover, the allegations of his participation in insurgency activities within India serve as a grave concern for regional security. As global interconnectedness grows, it is imperative to uncover and shed light on individuals who misuse their positions, endangering the safety and stability of nations.