A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrant against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and her party’s standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy in a defamation case.
The case was filed over making derogatory remarks about the number of martyrs in War of Liberation and martyred intellectuals.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Abu Sayeed issued the warrant following a plea of plaintiff AB Siddiqui.
The court also set August 7 for submitting report on execution of the order, report news agencies.
According to the case documents, Khaleda at a rally of Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal on December 21, 2015, had made the objectionable remarks.
Her party colleague Roy too made similar remarks at another rally on December 25, 2015.
Jananetri Parishad president AB Siddiqui filed the case against the duo on January 5, 2016.