Dhaka, April 15 -- BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday alleged that the Awami League is trying to hush up the Nusrat-murder case as its leaders are involved in it.

"Awami League men are behind the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi. Those arrested already have admitted that the Upazila Awami president was involved in it. Meanwhile, the local Awami League general secretary has been expelled from the party, but not arrested," he said.

Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader also said the reluctance to arrest local Awami League leaders involved in such a sensational case has stunned the entire nation.

"Ministers are now making various remarks to divert the incident to a different direction and hush it up. They dare show such...