Air Vice-Marshal (retd) AK Khandker was sued today in Brahmanbaria for claiming in his new book that Mujib Bahini, a special force formed by Awami League to fight against Pakistan forces, was involved in looting after the Liberation War.
"1971: Bhetore Baire" is a recently published memoir of Khandker, who acted as deputy chief of the Bangladesh Mukti Bahini during the war and served as planning minister during the 2008-2013 AL rule, that earned him strong criticism from different quarters, especially the ruling AL and Sector Commanders' Forum.
One Ishaq Bhuiyan, a freedom fighter, filed the defamatory case this afternoon with a Brahmanbaria court, reports our Brahmanbaria correspondent.
Referring to the publication of the book in installments by Bangla daily Bangladesh Protidin, the complainant said the claim of looting by Mujib Bahini is defamatory for the freedom fighters.
Judicial magistrate Sanjida Afrin accepted the case and fixed September 15 for hearing, said Tanvir Bhuiyan, lawyer of the plaintiff.