Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 4 February : A court has sentenced Tarique Rahman, the acting chairman of Bangladesh Main Opposition Party BNP, to two-year imprisonment in a case filed over denigrating Banglabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Amatul Morsheda, judge of the judicial magistrate’s court-2 of Narail, passed the order on Thursday. He also fined the BNP leader TK10,000.
Freedom Fighter Shahjahan Biswas, former commander of Kalia Upazila Muktijoddha Sangsad and a ruling party activist from Bendarchar village, had filed the case on 24 December, 2014.
According to the case statement, Tarique Rahman, who is staying in London, made insulting remarks on Bangabandhu at a rally on 16 December of the year. Even he termed Bangabandhu as Razakar.
Shahjahan came to know about this through media and got shocked, what prompted him to file the defamation case with the court on 24 December.