Defamation hearing against Kader Siddiqui deferred again

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Thursday deferred the charge hearing against Krishak Sramik Janata League President Bangabir Kader Siddiqui Bir Uttam till April 22 the in a defamation case filed against him on behalf of former minister MK Alamgir.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh of the CMM court passed the order as neither the complainant nor the defendant did appear before the court in connection with hearing on charge framing. Earlier, February 12, was fixed for framing charge in the case.On February 19, 2013, National Freedom Fighter Foundation General Secretary Ruhul Amin Majumder filed the defamation case on behalf of former Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alagir for terming him a Razakar.
On November 11 last year, the court has issued arrest warrant against Kader Siddiqui as he was absent from the court on different scheduled dates.
According to case statement, Kader Siddiqui, in a rally of Krishak-Sramik-Janata League at Engineers Institution in the capital on February 9 of 2013, said, “It is not possible to bring war criminals under trial keeping ‘Razakar Home Minister in position.”
The case statement also said MK Alamgir was not only the Home Minister but also former President of Bangladesh Arthaniti Samity as well as a noted economist of South East Asia and a popular writer.
The statement further said that the nation is indebted to his family though no member of MK Alamgir’s family participated in the liberation war directly, adding that no one of his family was a Razakar. – Court Correspondent