Khaleda Zia asked to appear before court 25 April

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Dhaka : A Dhaka court on Monday asked BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on 25 April in 11 cases, including the sedition one filed for her remarks about the number of martyrs during the 1971 Liberation War.

Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order after hearing a time petition filed by Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Sanaullah Mia.

Of the 11 cases, eight were filed with Darus Salam and two others with Jatrabari police stations in connection with arson attacks on vehicles in 2015 while another was filed with a Dhaka court on sedition charge for her remarks on the number of Liberation War martyrs.

Meanwhile, the High Court (HC) on Sunday stayed the trial proceedings of the two cases out of total eight filed with Darus Salam Police Station for six months.

On 29 March, the HC stayed the trial proceedings of the sedition case.

However, the Sessions court asked Khaleda to appear before it in the all 11 cases as the HC’s stay order over the three case proceedings are yet to reach the lower court.

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