BNP leader Hafiz arrested on return from Singapore

Dhaka, Oct 12 (UNB) – BNP Vice-Chairman Major (retd) Hafiz Uddin Ahmed was arrested at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday evening in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Pallabi Police Station, said a team of Rab-4 arrested Hafiz when he landed at the airport from Singapore in the evening.

Later, the elite force handed him over to Pallabi Police Station, the OC said, adding that he was accused in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

Meanwhile, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said Hafiz returned home after receiving medical treatment in Singapore.

As he reached the airport, Rizvi said, law enforcers arrested him.

‘’We strongly condemn and protest his arrest. We demand the government immediately release him after withdrawing the case filed against him,’’ he said.