May 16, 2021, 9:43 am

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2021-02-04 16:46:29 BdST

Tarique gets 2 years’ jail for defaming Bangabandhu

A Narail court has sentenced BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman to two years in jail for making derogatory remarks on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

He was also fined 10,000 taka.

Narail Judicial Magistrate Court-2 Judge Amatul Morsheda passed the verdict on Thursday.

Tarique made derogatory comments on Bangabandhu while addressing a BNP programme in East London of the UK marking Bangladesh’s Victory Day on December 16, 2014.

Former commander of Narail’s Kalia Upazila Muktijoddha Sangsad Shahajahan Biswas filed the case in the same year.

Tarique Rahman, who is the eldest son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been living in the UK since 2008.

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