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Tarique summoned for calling Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’

Tarique summoned for calling Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’

A Dhaka court today summoned BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman asking him to appear before it on December 10 in connection with a case filed against him on charge of calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a “Pakbandhu (Friend of Pakistan)”. Metropolitan Magistrate Judge Rezaul Karim came up with the order hours after Monir...

Legal notice sent to Tarique for calling Mujib 'Pakbandhu'

Legal notice sent to Tarique for calling Mujib 'Pakbandhu'

A Supreme Court lawyer today sent a legal notice to BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman asking him to apologise unconditionally to the nation for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a “Pakbandhu (friend of Pakistan). Advocate Momtaz Uddin Ahmed Mehedi sent the notice saying that Tarique reportedly told at a BNP meeting in London that...

Mujib should be sued for sedition

In yet another controversial remark, Tarique Rahman has said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman should be sued for sedition. "Sheikh Mujib returned home with a Pakistani passport [after the Liberation War] and became the president of the country. For this, a sedition case needs to be filed against him," said the BNP senior vice-chairman. Tarique has recently hit the headlines for making a flurry of controversial comments on the Father of the Nation and his role in the country's struggle for...

Mujib should be charged with sedition: Tarique

Mujib should be charged with sedition: Tarique

Reacting to sedition charges against him, BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman has said that a sedition case should be filed against Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for being the president of Bangladesh after returning home with Pakistani passport, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. He claimed that he was charged with sedition for what he said "upholding...

Tarique’s adviser held in London

Tarique’s adviser held in London

An adviser to BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman was arrested in London yesterday on charges of fraudulence. MA Sayem, the newly-appointed human rights advisor to Tarique, was arrested from Uzma Law Centre, his law firm in East London, for forging papers to help a client, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting an officer...

Tarique sued for calling Sheikh Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’

Tarique sued for calling Sheikh Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’

A sedition case was filed against BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman today for terming Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as “Pakbandhu (Friend of Pakistan)”. Advocate Moshiur Rahman Malek, president of Bangabandhu Foundation, filed the case with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka. After hearing the charges brought against Tarique, Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur...

Hasina out to portray Bangladesh as a 'militant state': Tarique

Hasina out to portray Bangladesh as a 'militant state': Tarique

BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman has alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants to portray militant Bangladesh. He made the allegation at a discussion on late president and BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at York Hall in East London, UK yesterday. "Whenever Hasina is in power, she tries to portray Bangladesh as a militant state. This...

Zia Orphanage, Charitable Trust

Khaleda's trial in graft cases begins

Khaleda's trial in graft cases begins

A Dhaka court yesterday opened the trial of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her elder son Tarique Rahman and seven others in two cases on charges of raising fund illegally for two charities and embezzling the amount. The Anti-Corruption Commission had filed the cases in 2008 and 2011. According to the charge sheet in the...

ZIA ORPHANAGE, CHARITABLE TRUST GRAFT CASES

Trial begins in Khaleda’s absence

Trial begins in Khaleda’s absence

Trial in two corruption cases against Khaleda Zia -- Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases -- began today through the recording of the deposition of a witness in the BNP Chairperson's absence. Partial deposition of plaintiff Harun-ur-Rashid, deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), was recorded at Judge Bashudeb Roy of Special...

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

A Dhaka court today asked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on September 22 in connection with Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Judge Bashudeb Roy of the Special Judge’s Court-3 came up with the order after rejecting two petitions filed by the defence seeking adjournment of hearing in the cases. The defence prayed to the court to adjourn the hearing until the Supreme Court decides on the leave to appeal filed by Khaleda regarding the appointment of Judge Roy, who framed charges against her in the two graft cases. On March 19, the judge indicted Khaleda, her son and BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman and seven...

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