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British Home Office letter mysterious: BNP

Independent Online Desk
British Home Office letter mysterious: BNP
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BNP on Tuesday termed ‘mysterious and unusual’ the British Home Office’s forwarding letter presented by State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam about Tarique Rahman’s passport as there are 13 ‘major mistakes’ in it.

“You’ve probably noticed the British Home Office’s letter (presented by Shahriar). There’re 13 major mistakes in it, and it’s unusual for the British government to make such mistakes,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, UNB reports.

He came up with the comments at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office. 

About the mistakes, he said the letter mentions ‘Bangladeshi Embassy’ in the letter which should have written as the High Commission of Bangladesh.
 
The BNP leader said the name of the British Home Office’s department is written as the ‘Immigration and Enforcement’, but it should have written as ‘Immigration Compliance and Enforcement’. 

There are also some wrong uses of punctuations where the address of the department is written, he said, adding that the phone and fax numbers were mentioned in bold letters which is unusual.

“The letters of the department doesn’t usually contain such numbers.”   

It the letter, Fakhrul said it was written 28 Queens Gate as the address of the Bangladesh High Commission, but it will be Queen's Gate. “The next one is very interesting as it is mentioned in the letter Dear Sirs which should be Dear Sir,” he added.

The BNP leader said though the names of four persons were mentioned in the reference line of the letter, it was stated at the bottom line that ‘Please find enclosed a Passport for your retention’.
 
At the closing part of the letter, he said it is written ‘Yours Faithfully’, but it should have been written ‘Yours faithfully’.

He said the name of the person who put signature in the letter is missing which is also unusual.

“This letter is a mysterious one as it is full of errors. Our acting chairman’s lawyer is trying to know details about the letter, and we’ll let you know about it later,” Fakhrul said.

Tarique’s lawyer Kayser Kamal said no important document, including the passport, of an asylum seeker can be given to any third party as per section 17 of the British Asylum law. 

“So, the state minister’s assertion that Tarique Rahman’s passport was submitted to the Bangladesh High Commission, London is suspicious as it shouldn’t remain there as per British rules,” he added.

Addressing a reception hosted by the UK Awami League in honour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in London on Sunday, Shahriar had said Tarique, living in London, gave up his nationality by handing over his Bangladesh passport to the UK Home Office almost four years ago. 

As BNP challenged him, Shahriar held a press conference at his Gulshan residence on Monday evening where he presented some documents, including a forwarding letter of British Home Office about retention of Tarique’s passport in the Bangladesh High Commission, in support of his remark.

KK

 

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