BNP sends legal notice to PM over ‘libel’ on Khaleda
Political opposition BNP has sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina alleging that the premier brought false claims against Khaleda Zia and defamed her.
The party demanded unconditional apology for the “baseless and motivated” statements against Khaleda Zia within 30 days, or otherwise warned of filing a defamation suit.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the disclosure of the legal notice at a press briefing in the party’s Nayapaltan central office this morning.
AM Mahbubuddin Khokon, the BNP lawyer who forwarded the legal notice, told The Daily Star today that the notice was sent to the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday.
On December 7, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spoke about Khaleda Zia’s wealth stashed in the Middle East. The next day, BNP shot back saying the allegations are baseless and warned of taking legal steps.