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Hearing on Khaleda’s sedition case deferred to June 12
A Dhaka court on Wednesday deferred the hearing until June 12 on whether to take the charges into cognizance against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a sedition case over her comments on the number of 1971 martyrs.
Judge Qamrul Hossain Molla of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court passed the deferment order upon a petition filed by Khaleda's lawyer Advocate Sanaullah Miah seeking time as his client was not able to appear before the court today due to illness.
Earlier on January 25, Supreme Court lawyer Momtaz Uddin Ahmed Mehedi filed the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Rashed Talukdar.
On December 21 last, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh raised questions about the number of Liberation War martyrs.
“There’re controversies over how many were martyred in the Liberation War. There’re also many books and documents on the controversies,” she said.