Kader Siddiqui sued in Ctg for calling home minister 'razakar'
A defamation case was filed yesterday with a Chittagong court against Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League (BKSJL) President Kader Siddiqui on charge of terming the home minister "a razakar".
MA Taher, a freedom fighter and also a local leader of ruling Awami League (AL), placed the complaint before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Hasanul Islam, court sources said.
The court took the case into cognisance and ordered assistant commissioner (Kotwali) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) to submit a report before the court within March 28, they said.
Quoting the case's First Information Report (FIR), Tapan Das, a counsel of Taher, said Kader at a party conference in the capital's Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) on February 9 said, â€œIt is impossible to complete war criminals' trial keeping a â€œrazakarâ€ home minister in the government".
At the conference, Kader also said Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir was additional deputy commissioner of Mymensingh during the Liberation War in 1971 and he [Kader] could prove that Alamgir was a "razakar", he said.
The comments have tarnished the image of the home minister as well as MA Taher, as both of them are freedom fighters; and also the image of the government and AL.