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Khaleda Zia charged with ‘instigating arson’

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Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia (File)

 

Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia arrives for a court hearing in two graft cases in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 24, 2014. Bangladesh police Wednesday used tear gas and rubber bullets against opposition men as they locked in sporadic clashes outside a makeshift court in old part of capital Dhaka where ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia appeared for hearing in two graft cases.
Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia arrives for a court hearing in two graft cases in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 24, 2014. Bangladesh police Wednesday used tear gas and rubber bullets against opposition men as they locked in sporadic clashes outside a makeshift court in old part of capital Dhaka where ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia appeared for hearing in two graft cases.

Bangladesh Police have registered a criminal case against former prime minister Khaleda Zia for “instigating arson” here that left 27 people seriously injured, the media reported .

Zia was booked over petrol bombs attack by suspected members of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which she heads, on a passenger bus at Jatrabarhi area during the ongoing transport blockade, bdnews24.com reported.

Jatrabarhi police filed the case Saturday in which 18 BNP leaders, including Zia, stand accused of “conspiring and instigating” the bomb attack Friday.

The action came two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned the BNP chief of tough action unless the blockade was withdrawn.

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