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Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda charged for arson attack

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia waves to activists as she arrives for a rally in Dhaka in this file picture taken January 20, 2014. A Bangladesh court issued an arrest warrant on March 30, 2016 for former prime minister and opposition leader Zia over a deadly firebombing attack last year, a prosecutor said. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/Files
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia waves to activists as she arrives for a rally in Dhaka in this file picture taken January 20, 2014. A Bangladesh court issued an arrest warrant on March 30, 2016 for former prime minister and opposition leader Zia over a deadly firebombing attack last year, a prosecutor said. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/Files

Dhaka: Police on Wednesday pressed charges against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and 23 others in two cases filed for arson attacks in Darussalam area of Dhaka last year.

Darussalam police submitted the charge sheets to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Dhaka, reports the Daily Star.

The former prime minister has been shown as mastermind of both the attacks in Darussalam area during the BNP-led 20-party alliance anti-government agitation in the charge sheets.

The police have appealed before the court to issue arrest warrant to Khaleda. (ANI)

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