People have been arrested simply because they belong to rival political parties, without evidence that they have committed any offences. This is the real link that ties the post-election violence in 2015 and the alleged ‘plot to kill’ the prime minister’s son.
US Department of Justice documents reveal that Rizve Ahmed was also seeking Robert Lustyik’s help in getting “charges dropped” against an opposition politician, thought to be BNP leader Tarique Rahman.
Given that Sajeeb Wazed has already asserted that Shafik Rehman was directly involved in the plot to kidnap and kill him, it is difficult to see how the police can walk back from the path set out for it.
US court findings conflict directly with the basis of the criminal case that led to the arrest in Dhaka last Saturday of the prominent journalist Shafik Rehman.