Charge-sheet against Khaleda 41 others for burn deaths Oct 13

Charge-sheet against Khaleda 41 others for burn deaths Oct 13

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The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka yesterday (Monday) set October 13 for submission of the charge sheet against four BNP leaders including Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed for the deaths of 42 burn victims during BNP-sponsored shutdown and blockade programme across the country.
Magistrate Maruf Hossain of Dhaka CMM Court fixed the date on Monday morning after Gulshan Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) failed to submit the probe report in the case. The OC was supposed to submit the report on Monday.The other three accused persons are: BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah and Khaleda’s two advisers Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury and Professor Emajuddin Ahmed.
According to case statement, BNP Chief Khaleda Zia announced a nationwide blockade from his Gulsha’s office in the city on January 5 last and that was followed by hartal (shutdown). A total of 42 people were burnt to death and government properties worth crores of Taka were damaged till February 1 since the announcement of the programme.
On February 2, pro-government organization, Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad President AB Siddique filed the case with Dhaka CMM Court. The court asked  Gulshan Police Station OC to submit probe report after investigation. – Special Correspondent

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