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Khaleda sued for 42 murders during Bangladesh blockade

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Dhaka, February 2: Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia Monday was sued for the murder of 42 people during the anti–government movement led by her Bangladesh tiolist Party (BNP) since January 5. Besides Zia, three other BNP officials — standing committee member Rafiqul Islam Mia, vice chairman Shamser Mobin Chowdhury and pro–BNP intellectual Emajuddin Ahmed — have also been sued, the Daily Star reported. After hearing the complaint, Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Atikur Rahman ordered Gulshan police to investigate the allegations. “Khaleda Zia masterminded the incidents of killing while the rest three instigated the incidents,” A.B.Siddique, president of Bangladesh Janetri Parishad, a pro–Awami League organisation, said in his complaint. Siddique filed the case ealier in the day in the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court. The complaint says the BNP–led 20–party men blasted petrol bombs and crude bombs during the non–stop movement, leaving 42 people dead and hundreds injured. The blockade, that continued for the 28th day on Monday, began after the government did not allow the BNP to hold a rally marking the first anniversary of the January 5 elections as “democracy killing day”. (IANS)

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