Update February 17, 2015

Dhaka 4-29 am, 16-April, 2021

Khaleda sued for Gulshan blast

Sumel Sarker

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

17 February 2015, Nirapad News: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 13 other BNP leaders and activists have been sued for crude bomb attack on the Shipping Minister-led rally in Dhaka on Monday.

At least 11 people were injured on Monday, when six to 7 handmade bombs were detonated at a protest march towards the BNP chief’s office. Shajahan Khan, leader of pro-government transport workers, led the parade and a siege demanding withdrawal of the BNP-sponsored blockade and shutdowns. Road Transport Owners and Workers’ Unity Council Leader Ismail Hossain filed the case with Gulshan police late night 2 am on Tuesday accusing 14 BNP leaders.

Gulshan OC Rafiqul Islam confirmed about the case filing. Assistant Police Commissioner (Gulshan Zone) Nurul Alam said the case accused Khaleda and others of attack, attempt to murder, terrorism and bomb explosions.

Other BNP leaders among the accused are Vice Chairmen Selima Rahman and Hafiz Uddin Ahmed, Khaleda’s advisor Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed, Chairperson’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal Khan, former MP Dewan Salahuddin, BNP women’s front leader Shirin Sultana and former Dhaka City Corporation Commissioner Abdul Kaiyum alias ‘Kaiyum Commissioner’, according to a news agency.

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