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BNP tells CEC

News Desk The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Sunday demanded the transfer of every Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police to another district ahead of the upcoming parliamentary polls. "We demanded transfer of all the DCs and SPs to other districts from their existing workplaces," Col (retd) Oli Ahmed told reporters after a meeting between a 20-party alliance delegation and election commissioner Rafiqul Islam at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city. He said they also demanded the removal of controversial officials from election duties. Mentioning that police kept arresting BNP leaders and activists and their possible election agents, he said, "We've told them no one can be arrested till December 30. Or else, we'll think the Election Commission is not neutral one." "No congenial environment has so far been created for holding a fair election,"alleged Oli Ahmed, also President of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), a component of the 20-party alliance. He said many 'fictitious' cases were filed against unnamed accused that means a deep-rooted conspiracy is there behind it. Meanwhile, BNP on Sunday raised a complaint with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda that police are still arresting their leaders and activists across the country ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections. "The countrywide arrest continues against BNP leaders and activists. Police are carrying out their arrest business across the country," BNP vice chairman Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed Bir Brikram told reporters after submitting its complaint before the CEC at the latter's Nirbachan Bhaban office. Hafiz said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir sent him to the Election Commission. He said they demanded the Election Commission take measures for stopping such activities ahead of the election slated for December 30. The BNP leader said the CEC assured them of taking measures over the cases filed after the announcement of the election schedule. (Inputs taken from UNB)

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