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Arrest warrants out for BNP chief Khaleda in two more cases

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-10-12 12:39:22 BdST

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BNP Chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia has been in London since mid July. File photo

Courts in Dhaka have ordered BNP chief Khaleda Zia's arrest in two separate cases as she failed to appear for hearings on Wednesday.

The fifth special judge's court issued a warrant after Khaleda did not attend the hearing on the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case while a metropolitan magistrate also ordered her arrest in a libel suit.
 
The former prime minister has been in London for the last three months.

"The courts issued arrest warrants in two cases on the same day. It's a ploy by the government so that she can't return home," Khaleda's counsel Sanaullah Mia told bdnews24.com.