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Indictment hearing of Khaleda Nov 17

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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A Dhaka court on Wednesday set November 17 for holding hearing on charge framing in two cases filed against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on charges of celebrating fake birthday on National Mourning Day and stigmatising the War of Liberation by rehabilitating the anti-liberation forces.

Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Noor fixed the fresh date, allowing a time plea of the defence lawyer in the cases. Khaleda Zia’s counsel Masud Ahmed Talukder submitted the time petition, mentioning that his client could not appear before the court due to her illness.

Journalist Gazi Jahirul Islam filed a case against Khaleda on August 30, 2016 mentioning that Khaleda has been celebrating fake birthday on August 15 since 1996, the day when Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was martyred along with most of his family members.

Meanwhile, Jananetri Parishad president AB Siddiqui filed the other case on November 3, 2016, against Khaleda Zia and her late husband Ziaur Rahman for stigmatising the War of Liberation by rehabilitating anti-Liberation War elements.