Court frames charges against Fakhrul in defamation case
A Dhaka court on Saturday formed charges against BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a slandering case filed for terming ruling Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”, UNB reports.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nurnabi Mirza framed charges cancelling the discharge petition filed by the BNP leader.
As the charges were read out before Fakhrul, he pleaded not guilty and sought justice.
The court also appointed October 23 for recording testimony in the case.
According to the case statement, Fakhrul, at a press conference at the BNP's central office at Naya Paltan on August 24, 2014, said, "Sheikh Hasina herself is a killer and her party Awami League is known at killers' party."
"Her (Hasina) hand is bloodstained with the blood of hundreds of youths. There is no difference between Awami League and the Pakistani Hanadar Bahini," Fakhrul added.
Online and print media outlets and televisions ran stories on the statement of the BNP leader.
Following the incident, Nur-E-Alam Siddique, vice-president of the central committee of Bangladesh Awami Motshojibi League, filed a case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Rani Chakrabarti on September 1.
However, Fakhrul got bail in the case later.