Defamation case: Fakhrul's trial starts October 21
A Dhaka court today framed charges against BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a defamation case filed for terming ruling Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”.
The court fixed October 21 to start trial of the case.
On August 24, 2014, Fakhrul at a press conference at BNP Nayapaltan headquarters made the comment.
The BNP leader, now on bail in the case, pleaded not guilty and demanded justice after Metropolitan Magistrate Nur Nabi read out the charge to him.
On September 1, 2014, Nur-e-Alam Siddique, vice-president of Awami Matsyajibi League, a pro-AL organisation, filed the suit against the BNP leader with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka.
Following a report submitted by Paltan police on December 18, the court summoned Fakhrul while another Dhaka court on January 22 issued arrest warrant against him as he did not appear before it.
Fakhrul was arrest in connection of the case on January while released on bail on July 14.