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Defamation case hearing against Tarique Nov 5


A Dhaka court on Thursday fixed November 5 for submission of a probe report about BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman, the party’s foreign affairs envoy Jahid F Sardar Saadi and 500 others for making defamatory remarks against Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Magistrate Md Ataul Haque of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka fixed the new date on Thursday after the police of Paltan Model Police Station failed to submit the report to the court.
Earlier, on March 23, Bangladesh Muktijoddha Projonmo President Fazlul Karim Arif Patwari filed the case with the CMM Court of Dhaka against Tarique and Jahid. The complaint was lodged under Sections 499 and 500 of the Penal Code and Sections 57(1) and 57(2) of the Information and Communication Technology Act.Hearing the charges, Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Yunus Khan directed the police of Paltan Model Police Station to investigate into the matter and submit a report.
The record of the defamation cays that Tarique and Jahid demeaned Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, calling him a friend of Pakistan.
While addressing a programme in London on December 15, last year, Tarique allegedly called Bangabandhu a “Razakar,” a term that means collaboration with the Pakistan military during the Liberation War of 1971.
The complaint further says that Jahid, a Special Advisor to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, in a statement on December 30, 2014, demanded the posthumous trial of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for establishing alleged dictatorship by introducing the Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League, BAKSAL and for killings, those took place at the time.
Fazlul Karim also claimed, Tarique and Jahid both made derogatory, false and fabricated statements against Bangabandhu, who was assassinated in 1975.
Tarique, elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, is an accused in the case filed for murder, sedition and defamation in several cases lodged against him. – Special Correspondent


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