Senior Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed not to take any quick step against Priya Saha.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said this to journalists after a programme at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre on Sunday.
“The PM sent me a message yesterday and there she said not to take any quick decision in this regard,” the minister said.
Before taking any step, it is crucial to listen to Priya Biswas Saha’s statement about her allegations, Obaidul Quader said.
When informed that two sedition cases were filed against Priya Saha, the minister said, “I talked to the law minister but the cases have not been accepted because to file such cases, permission of the government is required.”
Priya Saha needs to make a public statement on what she said, the minister said. “Before that no legal process will start,” he the minister added.
The home ministry has also been advised to provide full security to Priya Saha’s residence and property, the minister said.
Earlier, the minister attended a branding seminar on time bound Action Plan 2030 of Dhaka Metro Rail network and the handing over ceremony of license of MRT line 6.
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