Bangladesh Army has condemned the much-discussed Al-Jazeera report in the strongest possible words, describing it as an attempt by the vested group to break the harmony among different government organs with a view to obstructing the growth and development of the country.
The Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) made the disclosure through a rejoinder on Tuesday evening, terming the report as 'concocted and ill intended.'
"Bangladesh Army views the report as an attempt by the vested group to break the harmony among different government organs with a view to obstructing the growth and development of the country," the release it stated.
It also said Bangladesh Army is the most disciplined under the present chain of command and loyal to the constitution and the government. "It has always been and will remain respectful to the government of Bangladesh and contribute in the nation building efforts of our beloved motherland."
The ISPR release termed the information over procuring Mobile Interceptor Device from Israel as 'false' and condemned Al-Jazeera for spreading it.
"The truth is the equipment was procured from Hungary for one of the army contingents due to be deployed in the UN Peacekeeping Mission. Nowhere in the equipment was mentioned/written that these were of Israeli origin. There is no scope of defence co-operation/procurement from Israel since Bangladesh does not have any formal diplomatic relation with the country," it added.
Bangladesh Army Headquarters condemns in the strongest possible words the concocted and ill intended report by a vested group in the news channel Al Jazeera titled 'All the Prime Minister's Men.'
This, in fact, is a sequel by the same vested group which has been attempting to destabilise the country in recent times. The commentators of the report are David Bergman, a convicts of International Crimes Tribunal, Zulkarnain Saer Khan (featured as Sami in the report), an ex-cadet expelled from Bangladesh Military Academy on charges of drug addiction and Mr Tasneem Khalil, the chief editor of infamous Netra News. The nexus among the ill-motivated and vested personalities is clearly visible in their past credentials.
It is not clear how an international news channel like Al Jazeera can associate itself with such ill-intended group of people with criminal records. The video is prepared putting together clips of different official, social and private events using technology. Several disconnected events are edited together giving voices at the background.