Khaleda, probe report (13-10)
A Dhaka court on Tuesday deferred the date for submission of the probe report against four BNP leaders including the party’s Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in the case filed for the deaths of 42 burn victims during BNP-sponsored shutdown and blockade programme across the country to January 3, 2016.Magistrate Maruf Hossain of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order as the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gulshan Police Station did not submit any report about the incident on Tuesday. On July 27, the same court fixed October 13 for submission of the report.
The other three accused persons are BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia and Khaleda Zia’s two advisers Professor Emajuddin Ahmed and Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury.
According to the case statement, BNP Chief Khaleda Zia announced a nationwide blockade from his Gulshan office in the city on January 5, 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.
Pro-government organization, Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad’s President AB Siddidque filed the case with Dhaka CMM Court, that had asked Gulshan Police Station to submit a
probe report after investigation.