BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Star file photo
A defamation case was filed against BNP's Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today for terming Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”.
Nur e-Alam Siddique, vice president of Awami Matsyajibi League, filed the case against Fakhrul with the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka.
After hearing the charges, Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Rani Chakrabarti asked the officer-in-charge of Paltan Police Station to submit a report on investigation before the court on September 15.
Fakhrul, acting secretary general of BNP, said at a press conference at the party's headquarters at Nayapaltan on August 24: "Awami League is a killer party and its president Sheikh Hasina is a killer too."
The BNP leader came up with the remark three days after the prime minister alleged that BNP chief Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and her cabinet members were involved in the gruesome August 21, 2004, grenade attack on an AL rally.
Hasina made the allegation at a public meeting on the 10th anniversary of the attack on August 21.
The attack killed 24 AL leaders and activists and injured over 300 people. Hasina, who was the opposition leader, narrowly escaped the assassination attempt.