A Dhaka court on Thursday summoned BNP Standing Committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy to appear before it on March 16 in a defamation case filed for his derogatory comments on the Liberation War martyrs.
Magistrate Mohammad Nuru Mia of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order on Thursday after the Investigation Officer of the case submitted his investigation report to the court.
Earlier on January 21, Magistrate Md Aminul Haque directed Shahbagh Police Station to submit the probe report to the court on February 18. Monindra Kumar Nath, a son of martyr Dinesh Chandra Nath, filed the case on the same day.
Goyeshwar Chandra Roy has been facing two cases for his alledged December 25 remarks that the 1971 martyred intellectuals were “anti-liberation elements” who “died like fools” and drew salaries and allowances from Pakistan till the end of the war.
The first case was filed on January 5. AB Siddiqui, President of Bangabandhu Jananetri Parishad, lodged the complaint with the CMM Court against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Goyeshwar for their controversial remarks about the martyrs of the Liberation War. – Special Correspondent