Dhaka – Investigators have pressed charges against Tarique Rahman, the son of former prime minister Khaleda Zia, and three others in a sedition case, court officials said on Tuesday.
A magistrate court in Dhaka set September 29 to hear the charges and decide whether the sedition case to go for trial after investigation officer Emdadul Haque submitted his report.
Former Chairman of Ekushey Television Abdus Salam and two journalists – Mahathir Farooki Khan and Kanak Sarwar were also charged for sedition.
The investigator pleaded for arrest warrant for Tarique, Farooki and Kanak Sarwar as he said those accused are absconding.
Tarique, also the senior vice chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, has been living in the United Kingdom since 2008. He has been facing a number of corruption and criminal cases back in home.
Abdus Salam has been in the jail as the detectives arrested on January 6, 2015 in a case related to pornography. He was later accused in the sedition case filed with Tejgaon police station two days after he was arrested. Salam’s television channel telecast live a statement by Tarique Rahman, that according to the case, posed serious threat to Bangladesh’s sovereignty.