General secretary of Awami League Obaidul Quader said the government does not plan to arrest Khaleda Zia after her return home from London.
“The government didn’t think of arresting Khaleda Zia following the issuance of arrest warrants. The law enforcers and the court will deal with the issue,” he said.
Quader, who is also the Minister of Road Transport and Bridges, said the warrants for Khaleda’s arrest were issued by courts, not by the government.
He came up with the comments while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at Banani grave of Sheikh Russel marking his 53rd birth anniversary.Quader, however, warned BNP activists to refrain from creating chaos on their chairperson`s return.
Facing arrest warrants in different cases, Khaleda Zia left London`s Heathrow Airport for Bangladesh around 9:45 pm (local time) on Tuesday night by an Emirates Airlines flight.
After a nearly two and a half hours’ stopover in Dubai, the flight is expected to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 5:20 pm, Malek said.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said their party leaders and activists would gather in the airport area to receive Khaleda.
Meanwhile, a court in Comilla and two others here issued warrants for Khaleda Zia`s arrest last week in different cases filed against her. UNB
Bangla Insider/ MA