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The BNP has demanded an investigation into the alleged leak of the law minister’s phone conversation

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The BNP has demanded an impartial inquiry into the leaked phone conversation between Law Minister Anisul Haque and PM’s private industry and investment adviser Salman F Rahman.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the demand at a press conference held at the chairperson’s political office in Gulshan on Wednesday (February 18) afternoon.

The press conference was organized on the subject of the meeting of the BNP Standing Committee held on 14 February.

Mirza Fakhrul said that the phone conversation between Law Minister Anisul Haque and Salman F Rahman, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Private Industry and Investment, came to light recently. The meeting discussed in detail the law minister’s remarks calling the phone conversation an ‘innocent conversation’ or ‘innocent phone conversation’ and the issue of investigating the leaked phone conversation. The meeting thinks that there is no chance to avoid the phone conversation as innocent phone talk.

He said that since the law minister had acknowledged the veracity of the phone call, it was imperative to review the contents of the phone call very seriously and conduct an impartial inquiry into the issues discussed in the phone call, bring out the truth to the people and be accountable.

Mirza Fakhrul said a review of the subject matter of their phone conversations gave a clear indication of the involvement and interference of high-ranking government officials. The meeting immediately demanded an impartial inquiry into the contents of the phonelap, not just an investigation into the leaked phonelap, and called for the intervention of the Anti-Corruption Commission and an impartial inquiry. At the same time, it is demanding an impartial inquiry into all leaked phone conversations in the past.