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Court orders arrest of Kader Siddique

Update : 11 Nov 2014, 09:47 PM

A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant against Krishak Shramik Janata League (KSJL) President Abdul Kader Siddique, a Bir Uttam, in a case filed for calling former home minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir a razakar.

Addition Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh passed the order of arrest against him as the KSJL chief did not appear before the court as per its summons issued to him.

With the latest, Kader Siddique has missed 15 dates as per court summons in the same case.

The court also asked the relevant police to submit its arrest warrant execution report on December 11. It also served a show-cause notice on the plaintiff, saying that he had not appeared before it during hearing of the case on several dates.

Freedom Fighter Ruhul Amin Majumder on February 19 last year filed the case with Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Saifur Rahman.

According to the case, Kader Siddique told a party conference in the capital on February 9 that the trial of war crimes could not be possible when the home minister himself was a razakar.

“During the Liberation War in 1971, Dr Alamgir [a home minister from 2011 to last year] was an additional deputy commissioner of Mymensingh. He stood against the Liberation War and I was a witness to his role,” the case quoted the KSJL chief as saying on that day.

The plaintiff claimed in the case that the remarks that Kader Siddique had made has tarnished the image of the home minister as well as his because both of them are freedom fighters.

After primary hearing on the case on the same day of filing the case last year, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Saifur ordered Kader Siddiqui to be present before the court. Around a month later on March 18, Kader Siddiqui appeared before it and secured bail in self-custody.

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