A Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (CMM) yesterday issued an arrest warrant against Bangladesh Football Federation's women's wing chairman and FIFA council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron in a defamation case lodged under 'CrPC 500' by a sports organiser on the previous day.
Abul Hasan Chowdhury Prince, a permanent member of Mohammedan Sporting Club and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club as well as vice-president of Badda Jagoroni Club, lodged the case with the CMM Court against Kiron for making 'derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister.'
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari issued the warrant and sent it to the Motijheel Police station.
“I lodged the case as Mahfuza Akter Kiron made derogatory remarks against our sports loving Prime Minister which I heard in a news report of a private TV channel,” Prince told The Daily Star last night.
An official of the Motijheel Police Station, on condition of anonymity, confirmed that they received the arrest warrant and were taking measures as per law.
The Daily Star tried to contact Kiron for comments, but her cell phone was switched off.