25 Oct 2021, 15:48

Indictment hearing in two cases against Khaleda Nov 3

     DHAKA, Oct 25, 2021 (BSS) - A Dhaka court today set November 3 for 
holding hearing on charge framing in two cases lodged against BNP chairperson 
Begum Khaleda Zia for celebrating fake birthday on National Mourning Day and 
stigmatizing the War of Liberation by rehabilitating anti-liberation forces.

     Today was fixed for holding a hearing on the matter, but Additional 
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Noor adjourned the hearing till 
November 3, accepting a time plea filed by Khaleda's counsel Masud Ahmed 

     Journalist Gazi Jahirul Islam lodged the fake birthday case against 
Khaleda on August 30, 2016, and the court on that day issued summon against 

     According to the complainant, Khaleda from 1996 is celebrating her fake 
birthday on August 15, the day when Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh 
Mujibur Rahman was martyred along with most of his family members. She is 
doing this on purpose only to dishonour the Father of the Nation.

     The complainant also submitted copies of different newspaper reports on 
Khaleda's birthday, copies of her passport, marriage certificate and mark 
sheets, which indicates her birthday on any other day but August 15.

     Jananetri Parishad president AB Siddiqui filed the other 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 

     The BNP chief is on bail in both the cases as Dhaka Metropolitan 
Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh granted her bail on July 31, 2018.

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