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Tarique, Koko to be brought back for trial

Tarique, Koko to be brought back for trial

Star Online Report
Tarique and Arafat Rahman
Tarique and Arafat Rahman

Law Minister Anisul Haque today said BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman and his younger brother Arafat Rahman Koko would be brought back home for trial as they have been indicted on money laundering charges.  
“The law enforcers would take effective measures to bring them back home for trial immediately,” Anisul said.
“Tarique Rahman and Arafat Rahman Koko are fugitives as their parole period have already passed. Tarique has been indicted in money laundering cases and asked to surrender before the court,” he said.
He was talking to reporters after a meeting of the taskforce which has been formed to bring Tarique and Koko back to Bangladesh from abroad.
The law minister said the taskforce has already devised some strategies to bring them back home for trial.
“We won’t make anything about the strategies public before the media in the interest of the country’s national security,” he added
Replying to a query, he said, Noor Chowdhury, a convicted killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is now staying in Canada.
“The Canadian government does not want to send Chowdhury back to Bangladesh as it is against death sentence for any offences,” he said.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmud Ali, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hasan Mahmud Khandakar were present at the meeting.

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