Criminals involved in attack on UNO Wahida must be punished: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today told parliament that those involved in the attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Dinajpur Wahida Khanam must be punished as investigation is underway to unearth the real cause and the masterminds behind the heinous act.

“I can tell you all (lawmakers) that the culprits responsible for the attack would definitely get punishment and I’m ensuring it. Already some people were arrested to this end and investigation is underway to find out the real reason and masterminds behind it. There is no lapse in the probe and it (lapse) will not happen,” she said.

The Leader of the House came up with the statement while replying to a supplementary question from BNP lawmaker Harunur Rashid from Chapainawabganj-3 constituency during the PM’s question-answer session in the House, reports BSS.

Harun in his query requested the PM to form a high-powered investigation team likewise the killing of Feni’s madrasha student Nusrat to probe the attack on UNO Wahida as he doubts that the local investigators could not do it properly.

Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, renewed her strong warning against criminals, saying, “I have earlier said in my eyes criminals are criminals. I’ll never consider what (political) party they belong to. I’ll not even spare if they are from my party—this is my policy and I’m moving ahead with this principle. You (lawmakers) have already realized it.”

Describing the attack on UNO Wahida as a matter of sorrow, she said some people have already been captured to this end and more arrests will be made following the investigation.

“Many have speculated it as a matter of theft. Investigation is going on in a proper manner to find out everything relating to the incident,” she continued.

The prime minister simultaneously requested the parliament members not to protect the criminals, saying, “The people who are committing crimes and protecting the criminals are equally liable.”