Tense hours | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 04, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 04, 2007

Tense hours

4:40am: Four vehicles of the joint forces enter Dhaka Cantonment through Jahangir Gate and move towards Khaleda Zia's Shaheed Mainul Road residence.
4:45am: A convoy of 36 vehicles carrying members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), intelligence forces and police follow the four vehicles.
5:45am: The forces knock on the door of Khaleda's residence after surrounding it. A caretaker comes out and tells them that she is coming.
6:30am: Khaleda comes at the entrance and the forces inform her that they have come to arrest her and her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko. She asks them to wait at the guardroom.
7:45am: Khaleda and Koko get into two jeeps and they are driven away.
7:50am: The joint forces start searching Khaleda's residence.
8:05am: Khaleda and Koko are brought to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, Dhaka.
8:20am: Court proceedings start.
9:23am: Khaleda delivers her speech before the court in her defence.
9:38am: Khaleda's speech ends.
9:42am: Court proceedings end.
9:45am: Koko is taken out of the court.
9:47am: Khaleda is taken out of the court and the vehicle carrying her starts for the sub-jail.
10:10am: Khaleda is taken into the sub-jail at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban complex.

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