A Rajshahi court on Wednesday issued arrest warrant against four Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders including former Rajshahi Mayor Mijanur Rahman Minu in a sedition case filed over derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Rajshahi Metropolitan Session Judge Saiful Islam issued the warrant, fixing April 26 as the next date for hearing of the case.
The BNP leaders whose against the arrest warrant has been issued are – Mijanur Rahman Minu, BNP Organizing Secretary Ruhul Quddus Dulu, former mayor and Rajshahi city unit BNP president Mosaddeque Hossain Bulbul and its General Secretary Shafuqul Haque Bulbul.
Earlier on March 16 last, the court received the sedition case against the BNP leaders on charge of their derogatory remarks against the premier.
The court also recorded the deposition of the case’s plaintiff.
Legal Affairs Secretary of Rajshahi City unit of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) Advocate Mosabbirul Islam is the plaintiff of the case and its Organizing Secretary Advocate Aslam Sarker lodged the case on behalf of the plaintiff on March 16.
Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton accompanied by scores of AL leaders and lawyers were present at the court when the arrest warrant was issued.
Mayor Liton also talked to the newsmen saying that they got recommendation from the Ministry of Home for filing the sedition case.
Some BNP leaders including Mijanur Rahman Minu in their divisional meeting on March 2 delivered some defamatory remarks against Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the government.