Arrest warrant against Tarique Rahman
Dhaka, 10 December 2014, Nirapad News : A court in Dhaka on Wednesday issued warrant of arrest against BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case filed for his “disparaging remarks” against Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ataul Haque passed the order as Tarique failed to appear before the court today as per its earlier order upon a petition filed by complainant M Monir Khan, an assistant secretary of Bangladesh Awami League central sub-committee.The court also asked the officer-in-charge of Paltan Police station to submit a report before it by January 29 on execution of the arrest warrant. Earlier, on November 17, a Tk 100 crore defamation case was filed in a Dhaka CMM court against Tarique Rahman for his “disparaging remarks” on Bangabandhu. On the same day, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Rezaul Karim took cognizance of the defamation suit brought against Tarique by M Monir Khan after recording his statement and ordered the accused to appear before the court on December 10. In his statement, the complainant alleged that while addressing a discussion meeting organised by BNP’s UK unit at the Atrium Hall in London, Tarique Rahman had termed Bangabandhu as ‘Pakbandhu’ and claimed that Bangabandhu returned home carrying a Pakistani passport. “These remarks are defamatory not only to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, but also to his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her party Bangladesh Awami League,” the complainant said.