Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Diesel Multiple Unit Engine (DEMU) train in Kamalapur Rail Station.
The Prime Minister alleged that the opposition has been resorting to ‘sabotage of the country’s rail network’ under the guise of general strikes.
Shiekh Hasina was referring to the several incidents of attack and ‘sabotage’ on the country’s railway network recently.
She said a huge fatality was prevented in Comilla due to the alertness of the driver, “the fishplates were removed to kill at least a thousand people”.
She thanked the members of the railways for their active roles in preventing the huge loss of life.
She directed Home Minister Muhiddin Khan Alamgir to take measures against those who have been removing fishplates and committing arson attacks.
She asked the railway officials and the ordinary people to remain vigilant, “We are giving what we can. People must be responsible in the preservation of these assets. The watchmen must take responsibility.”
She criticized the opposition for their political programmes saying, “Their movement is aimed at causing deaths. They are killing people like Pakistanis once did.”