A court here on Sunday issued a warrant for the arrest of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed for hurting people’s religious sentiments over four years ago.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Jasim Uddin issued the warrant and directed police to submit a report by February 18 on execution of the arrest warrant.
The case was filed by AB Siddique, president of Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, with Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on October 21, 2014.
According to the case statement, the BNP chairperson at a programme of the Hindu community in the capital on October 14, 2014 said Awami League wears the mask of secularism but in reality, they believe in atheism, which tarnished the image of ruling party and offended the religious sentiments of the party men.
The court then directed the officer-in-charge (investigation) of Shahbagh Police Station to investigate the allegation and submit a report in this regard.
Later, the IO submitted the report on June 30, 2018 as he found the allegation brought against Khaleda to be true.
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