Dhaka – Police on Thursday claimed that detained Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Aslam Chowdhury disclosed the name of the mastermind of a conspiracy hatched in Bangladesh to oust the Awami League led coalition government.
“Aslam has given us enough information to prove charges against him,” Monirul Islam, head of Bangladesh counter-terrorism unit in Dhaka, told reported about the BNP leader who was accused in a sedition case.
Chowdhury was allegedly involved in a plot to oust the government with the help of Israeli spy agency Mossad as he had a meeting with a senior leader of the Likud party in New Delhi more than a month ago.
Police take him to custody for interrogation over the charges brought after he was arrested in Dhaka by the detective branch of police.
“He (Chowdhury) told us the name of the person he met in India. He also disclosed the name of the person ordered him to do so,” said Islam adding that the accused described the blueprint of the conspiracy in details.
The official, however, did not disclose the name of the mastermind, and said the investigation report will be submitted after cross-checking of the information he has disclosed to the police.
Aslam Chowdhury met a Likud party leader Mendi Al Safadi in New Delhi. Safadi posted pictures about their meeting on the social networking sites.
Ruling Awami League leaders alleged that Chowdhury was involved in the conspiracy against Bangladesh.
Police arrested Chowdhury on May 15. He was remanded in custody for interrogation on sedition charges.