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Court asks police to probe treason plea against Tarique

Update : 14 Nov 2014, 07:04 AM

A Jessore district court yesterday asked police to look into a treason petition filed against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Abu Ibrahim gave the order after a hearing on the case and asked the Sadar police station officer-in-charge to submit a probe report on it.

Prosecution lawyer Abdul Kader confirmed this to the Dhaka Tribune.

On November 9, Jessore District Awami League's Organising Secretary SM Afzal Hossain filed the petition against Tarique.

The petition quoted Tarique as telling a discussion in London on November 5: “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the killer of freedom-loving people. He had also taken presidential oath as a Pakistani citizen and so he should be sued for treason.”

It cited that Tarique’s hateful and objectionable statement against Bangabandhu amounts to be punishable as per section 124 (a) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The petition also called for the court to issue an arrest warrant against the accused to ensure justice in this regard.

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