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POST TIME: 10 September, 2019 10:14:35 AM
Tarique faces arrest warrant
UNB, Narayanganj

Tarique faces arrest warrant

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks to the press after offering munajat at the party founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave in the capital yesterday marking the 40th founding anniversary of Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal. Story on Page 2 Star Mail Photo

A court yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest for three people, including BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman, in a defamation case.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Milton Hossain passed the order after taking cognisance of a case filed by Awami League leader Akram Hossain Badol, also convener of Joy Bangla Muktijuddha Projonmo League.

The two other accused are UK chapter BNP President Shayesta Chowdhury Kuddus and General Secretary Kawsar M Ahmed.

According to the case statement, Tarique defamed Bangabandhu and distorted the history of the Liberation War while speaking at a programme in London.

Different media houses published reports on the programme on August 19 last.

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