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Case against Khaleda, 3 others for 42 deaths


The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Monday deferred the date for submission of the probe report in the case filed against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and three others over the death of 42 people during last year’s blockade, to July 11.The report was scheduled to be submitted yesterday (Monday) but as the Officer-in-Charge of Gulshan Police Station failed to submit the report Magistrate Mazaharul Islam of the CMM Court fixed the new date.
Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad President AB Siddiqi filed the case with the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqur Rahman on February 2 last year while the court asked the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gulshan Police Station to investigate into the matter and submit a report.
The other accused persons are BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah, former Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Emajuddin Ahmed and BNP Chairperson’s former adviser Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury.
The case record says, the BNP Chief announced a nationwide blockade programme from her Gulshan office in the city on January 5, last year, that followed shutdown. A total of 42 people were allegedly burnt to death and government property worth crores of Taka was damaged till February 1, since the announcement of the programme. – Special Correpondent


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