For undermining the national flag, map and the liberation war of Bangladesh, a Dhaka court on Thursday (October 12) has issued an arrest warrant for Bangladesh Nationalist Party`s (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Nur Nabi, the Magistrate of Dhaka Metropolitan, has ordered the arrest warrant after hearing a petition seeking the Chairperson`s arrest. The next hearing of the case will be on November 12.
Earlier on September 17, this very court ordered Khaleda Zia to appear before the court on October 5 and if Khaleda fails to comply with the order in the case, she will face an arrest warrant.
The petition was filed by the Pro-Awami League Organization, known as Jananetri Parishad. The party leader AB Siddique filed the petition.
Earlier on March 22, the court had issued a summon order asking Khaleda to appear before it on September 12, but the BNP chairperson failed.
Earlier on November 3 in 2016, AB Siddique had filed the case with the court accusing Khaleda of undermining the country`s map, national flag and liberation war.
After hearing the allegations, the court directed the officer-in-charge of Tejgaon Police Station to investigate the matter and submit a report to it.
On February, Moshiur Rahman (25), officer-in-charge (investigation) of the police station, submitted the investigation report to the court, suggesting the allegations were found valid.