A Dhaka court has summoned BNP senior leader Goyeshwar Chandra Roy to appear before it on March 16 over a defamation suit filed for his derogatory comments on the Liberation War martyrs.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Nuru Mia passed the order Thursday after the IO of the case submitted the investigation report to the court.
On January 21, Metropolitan Magistrate Md Aminul Haque directed Shahbagh police to submit the probe report to the court Thursday.
Monindra Kumar Nath, the son of martyr Dinesh Chandra Nath, filed the case the same day.
The BNP leader is facing two lawsuits for his December 25 remarks that the 1971 martyred intellectuals were "anti-liberation elements" who "died like fools" and drew salaries and allowances from Pakistan till the end of the war.
The first suit was filed on January 5. AB Siddiqui, president of the Bangabandhu Jananetri Parishad, filed the complaint against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Goyeshwar for their controversial statement about the martyrs of the Liberation War.