A Rajshahi court on Wednesday issued warrants for the arrest of four BNP leaders including BNP chairperson’s adviser and former city mayor Mizanur Rahman Minu in a sedition case.
Rajshahi Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Saiful Islam issued the warrants in the afternoon, reports UNB.
The other accused in the case are BNP organising secretary Ruhul Kuddus Talukdar, former president of Rajshahi city unit and ex-city mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul and general secretary of Rajshahi city unit Shafiqul Haque Milon.
Earlier, Officer-in-Charge of Rajpara Police Station Majharul Islam, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a chargesheet while the court issued the warrants after taking the charges into cognizance.
The court fixed April 26 for the next hearing.
Advocate Aslam Sarkar said the accused delivered anti-state statement and threatened to kill the Prime Minister during a rally on March 2.
Awami League Secretary for Legal Affairs Advocate Musabbirul Islam applied to the Home Ministry seeking permission to file a sedition case over the matter.
After getting permission from the Home Ministry, the case was filed with Rajshahi Metropolitan Magistrate Court on March 26.