Bangladesh opposition official held over having hyperlinks with Israel

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury
Bangladesh police have arrested a senior official from the principle opposition celebration and accused him of plotting towards the state following his assembly with an Israeli political adviser, an official mentioned on Monday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s authorities is stepping up a crackdown on political opponents in Bangladesh, which can be reeling from a wave of killings blamed on Islamists.

Bangladesh Nationalist Occasion (BNP) joint secretary common Aslam Chowdhury was arrested on Sunday after native media reported that he had met an Israeli authorities adviser in India in March.

“We’ve arrested Chowdhury for allegedly plotting conspiracies towards the federal government by personally assembly an Israeli politician overseas,” detective police commissioner Abdul Baten advised reporters.

Dhaka police spokesman Maruf Hossain Sorder mentioned officers had been making ready to file a legal case towards him.

Chowdhury, a profitable businessman from the southern metropolis of Chittagong, has denied plotting towards the federal government, telling reporters he met the adviser throughout a “private enterprise journey” to India.

Bangladesh has no diplomatic ties with Israel and Bangladeshis are banned from travelling to the nation.

The arrest is the newest towards the BNP. Occasion supremo and former prime minister Khaleda Zia was final week charged with masterminding arson assaults throughout anti-government protests final yr, the newest in a string of prices which she says are politically motivated.

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