Opposition Leader Sheikh Hasina Friday expressed her fear that the BNP-Jamaat alliance might use the militant forces against Awami League during the period of caretaker government, reports UNB.
"They may use the militants to scare the voters in the next parliamentary election so that people would not to go to polling booths to cast votes in favour of the candidates of their choice," she said.
The AL president made the remarks while exchanging views with the party's grassroots level leaders of Satkhira district at her Dhanmondi office.
Accusing the alliance regime of patronising the militants, the opposition leader said the militants used to get money from Jamaat-e-Islami and `Hawa Bhaban'.
"Names of many ministers, advisors, state ministers and leaders of Jamaat will come to light if the arrested JMB kingpins Shaekh Abdur Rahman and Bangla Bhai are properly interrogated. And for this reason they might even be killed," she said.
The alliance government would then make out a story to mislead the nation that they were killed in either 'crossfire' or 'encounter' when the militants tried to free their chiefs, Hasina alleged. "It is the character of BNP and Jamaat to dump anyone after their purpose is fulfilled," she said.
She posed a question as to why the JMB supremos have been kept in "bridal hospitality" instead of throwing them into the condemned cells, as both Shaekh Abdur Rahman and `Bangla Bhai' were awarded capital punishment by the court.