A court here on Sunday ordered Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on 5 October or face an arrest warrant if fails to comply with the order in a case filed for dishonouring the country’s map and the national flag.
Metropolitan magistrate Nur Nabi passed the order in the afternoon after holding hearing on a petition seeking the BNP chief’s arrest.
President of Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, AB Siddique filed the petition as Khaleda Zia did not appear before the court following its previous order.
Earlier, on 22 March, the court had issued an order asking Khaleda to appear before it on 12 September.
On 3 November in 2016, Siddique filed the case accusing Khaleda Zia and her late husband ex-president Ziaur Rahman for dishonouring the country’s map and the national flag by appointing two ministers from Jamaat-e-Islami in 2001.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami was against the country’s independence during 1971.
Investigation officer of the case, Moshiur Rahman, also officer-in-charge of Tejgaon police station submitted the probe report to the court on 25 February.