Tarique Zia gets life imprisonment for 21 August grenade attack. The United Kingdom BNP leaders went to fugitive Tarique Zia`s London residence in the morning. A UK BNP leader said, "We wanted this. He (Tarique) even told us that he needs to be spared from the death sentence."
Another leader who went to Tarique`s house said, "Tarique Zia knew that the court will punish him in this case. But if he was given the death sentence, his politics would have been difficult. Tarique is happy with this life sentence."
However, the president of the party`s UK wing Abdul Malek said in a formal reaction, "This is an instructed verdict. Government`s wrath against BNP has been reflected in this verdict."