A defamation case was filed on Monday against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and its Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir for making derogatory remarks about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Awami League.
AB Siddiqui, president of pro-Awami League organisation Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, filed the case with the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Md Erfanullah in the morning.
Taking cognisance of the case, the magistrate asked the Paltan Police Station OC to investigate the matter and submit a report to the court on October 20.
In the case, AB Siddique alleged that Tarique Rahman termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ‘black sheep’ and also Awami League ‘a party of black sheep’ at a professionals’ meeting at Queen Mary University in East London on August 24.
On September 5, Mentioning the book of former minister AK Khandaker, Mirza Fakhrul said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ended his March 7, 1971 speech saying ‘Joy Pakistan’ and he didn’t make any announcement for independence, which was published in different national dailies on the following day.