Here are some comments that came in response to Tuesday's The Daily Star news report headlined “Abuls claim innocence”
We do not want any drama. We only want Padma bridge.
Every accused expresses his innocence. It is the task of the prosecution to arrive at the truth. The World Bank is trying to help the one-eyed ACC but finding it difficult to convince it and make it see reason. We the people, on the other hand, are the sacrificial lamb.
There is no single incident in the history of Bangladesh where a minister or a prime minister has taken the responsibility for their mistake or accepted their guilt.
Deep Purple Blue
Leave it to the WB's legal team and they will find out the truth.
Does it mean that the government is letting Abul off the hook? Does the government think that if it let the lower officials be caught, WB will stop demanding punishment for the high-ups?
Abul is innocent, Suranjit is innocent and everybody who is an Awami Leaguer is also innocent. Only BNP, Jamaat and those who speak against Awami League's wrongdoings are guilty.
There is no fire without smoke!
Misbah Uddin Sumon
We believe in work not in quarrel!
Dr. Nazmul Haq
There is no problem if one declares himself to be innocent. But in Bangladesh corrupt people never serve time in jail whether they are civilian or military bureaucrats, engineers, doctors, lawyers, politicians or businessmen. Few of the above class of people were convicted in the lower court, while they were absolved of their crimes in the higher courts.
Mohammad Nurul Hoque
Abul and innocence! Interesting.
Every person under investigation has the right to defend himself. So Abul Hossain and Abul Hasan have also the right to defend themselves. They are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by the court.
May be Abul should be recommended for sainthood to the Pope.
What is wrong if the former communications minister claims himself innocent? A suspect is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. There is an investigation going on by the ACC under the supervision of WB. Character assassination is also a heinous crime and we should refrain from vitriolic comments.
I do not want to judge Abul; may be he is guilty or may be not. I think one should think a bit harder on the issue, that is - what if he is telling the truth that he did not take any bribe or commission under the table? Does the WB have any substantive proof with actual bank transaction? Every day we hear that Abul is corrupt or that the finance advisor is corrupt. May be everyone is corrupt, but before we gleefully hang them, we should do utmost to ensure that we actually got the right person rather than the wrong one.