Red corner notice issued against Khaleda Zia’s son

Dhaka, April 14: Red corner notice has been issued against the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman, media reported on Tuesday.

Tarique, the eldest son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been living in London as refugee for the past six years as his Bangladesh passport is no longer valid and has not been renewed, reported citing sources.

Red corner notice against BNP leader

The Interpol 'most wanted' list has carried Tarique's picture with details, saying Bangladesh is seeking him to stand trial in the 2004 case.

A case was filed against Tarique for his involvement in killing of 24 persons in grenade attack on the Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue during the tenure of BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami coalition on August 21, 2004.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina barely escaped that attack but her hearing was affected.

The assassination of then Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina was the main motive of the attack. Of the 52 accused in the case, 19, including Tarique, are fugitives.

The High Court has also forbidden Bangladesh media and citizens from reporting statements by Tarique Rahman in all forms of media and social media like Facebook and Twitter.

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