Police raids Khaleda Zia's office

| Updated: May 20, 2017 23:01 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 20 (ANI): Bangladesh Police on Saturday conducted a raid on the Gulshan office of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia in search of search of "anti-state documents." Nothing, however, was found during the two-hour long search. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that the raid was aimed at "harassing Khaleda Zia mentally and keeping her under pressure." The Dhaka Tribune quoted a police official as saying that they had received information that "anti-state materials" were kept at the Gulshan office. The official added that they had a search warrant issued by the court to carry out a raid to find out whether there is any anti-state document in it. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir described the raid as an attempt to destroy democracy in Bangladesh. (ANI)