Dhaka: Hasina wants to evict ex PM, ruckus started

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Dhaka, Nov 14: Following the eviction of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia from her house, ruckus were started in the capital of the country on Saturday, Nov 13.

Police was bound to fire tear gas and rubber bullets on the agitated supporters of Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Khaleda.

According the police sources, at least 50 people were injured and more than 20 demonstrators were arrested after the clash between the police and agitators in Dhaka.

Khaleda's residence in a sprawling compound was leased to her by the government in 1982, after her husband and ex-president, General Ziaur Rahman, was killed in an abortive coup.

However, the present Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina dismissed the lease in 2009, intending to put up multi-storey buildings for families of army officers killed in a mutiny in a paramilitary unit headquarters in Dhaka.

Khaleda later claimed, "I am not only humiliated but ashamed at the behaviour of the government. Now I seek justice from the people."

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