Dhaka court issues arrest warrant against Khaleda for fake birthday celebration

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Nov. 17 (ANI): An arrest warrant has been issued against the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia by a Dhaka court in a case for celebrating a false birthday on August 15, the day of National Mourning as it was on this day in 1975, that Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, and nine members of his family were assassinated in a coup led by military officers. The order was given by Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Mazharul Islam on Thursday, reports the Dhaka Tribune. The case was filed by journalist Gazi Zahirul Islam, former joint secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists, with the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on August 31 under sections 198 and 469 of the Penal Code. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Mazharul Islam after recording statement of the complainant had summoned the BNP chief to appear before the court on October 17 to give statement about the allegation. Khaleda Zia has been intentionally celebrating her fake birthday since August 15, 1996, according to the case statement. (ANI)