The wife of sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique today served a legal notice to the government asking for his release saying the cases against him had no legal ground.
Latif’s wife Laila Siddique served the notice saying that cases filed against her husband were illegal since the country’s law prohibits suing anyone without the permission of the home ministry for offence committed outside the country.
Laila alleged, all the thirty cases filed against Latif for a single offence was filed out of line with the Code of Criminal Procedure – the country’s law in this regard.
Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua served the notice on behalf of Laila saying that legal action will be taken against authorities concerned if Latif is not release in seven days.
The lawyer told the Daily Star that 28 cases out of 32 are now effective against Latif and the former minister was held arrested in six of the cases.
The cases were filed against former telecommunications and information technology minister Latif Siddique after allegedly demeaning hajj, Tablighi Jamaat and prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy in a New York programme on September 28.
Latif came back to the country on September 23 and surrender before to the Dhanmondi police on Sept 25 in connection with cases. He is now in Dhaka Central Jail.