Dhaka court orders investigation into sedition charge against BNP chief

Dhaka: A court in Dhaka has ordered an investigation into a sedition charge filed against Bangladesh Nationalist Party ( BNP) chief Khaleda Zia over her comments on the number of 1971 martyrs.

According to The Daily Star, the court also asked officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station to take legal action against Khaleda after probing the matter.

Metropolitan Magistrate Md Atiqur Rahman passed the order after Moshiur Malek, founding president of Bangabandhu Foundation, had lodged the sedition charge.

Malek alleged that Zia at a programme, organised by Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal to mark the 45th Victory Day, said, “There are controversies over how many were martyred in the Liberation War”. (ANI)