Those arrested in connection with terrorism had confessed to their previous affiliation with Jamaat, he said, adding that some of them were still known as Islami cadres.
The home minister said this during a discussion organised by Dhaka Metropolitan (North) Chhatra League in the capital’s Khamarbari Krishibid Institution.
“Not only Jamaat-e-Islami, these terrorists also belong to other militant outfits. They became terrorists with their [Jamaat] instigation,” said the home minister.
He said conspiracies at home and abroad are there to hinder the ongoing development of the country. Bangabandhu was a victim of this conspiracy and so is Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“The vested quarters that murdered Bangabandhu and his family, have tried 19 times to kill Sheikh Hasina. They have occurred incidents like that of August 21,” claimed Asaduzzaman.
“Since the time when media brought to light the existence of Bangla Bhai, they have been claiming that it was all media propaganda. These people are now instigating the conspiracy. The detectives are acquiring more and more evidence on this. Law enforcers are working to bring all these political instigators to book,” he said.
Before his speech at the discussion, the home minister as the chief guest of the event unveiled a book “Target August, Dhanmondi to Bangabandhu Avenue” published with support from Chhatra League (North).