Indictment hearing in two cases against Khaleda deferred...

Indictment hearing in two cases against Khaleda deferred

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:03 PM, 30 June 2022  

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A Dhaka court on Thursday (June 30) set July 21 for holding indictment hearing for two cases, one for observing fake birthday on National Mourning Day and another for stigmatizing the War of Liberation, filed against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. 

Today was fixed for holding indictment hearing, but Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Noor reset the date, allowing a time plea of the defence. 

Khaleda Zia's counsel Advocate Masud Ahmed Talukder filed the time plea, saying his client could not appear before the court due to illness. 

Journalist Gazi Jahirul Islam lodged the fake birthday case against Khaleda on August 30, 2016. 

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