A sedition case was filed against Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee's lawyer Barrister Fakhrul Islam here yesterday for his remarks about the country's Liberation War.
Mohammad Fazlul Haque Bir Protik, commander of Tangail Zila Muktijoddha Sangsad, filed the case with the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court. Judge Kawsar Ahmed after hearing of the case issued summon against the accused, court sources said.
The plaintiff alleged in his case that the accused, as the lawyer of Jamaat leader Sayedee and others, during a hearing of the International Crime Tribunal on September 22 degraded the Independence, Liberation War and Constitution of Bangladesh and said that the 1971 war took place between Pakistan and India.
The remarks of the accused was published in all newspapers on the next day and his views indicate that the accused is involved in the conspiracy to oust the present democratic government.
After filing the case, the freedom fighters as well as lawyers in the district held a brief rally on the court premises. They later burnt the effigy of Barrister Fakhrul Islam.
In Lalmonirhat, a human chain was held on Sunday protesting the remarks. The protesters demanded exemplary punishment of Barrister Fakhrul and urgent trial of war criminals.
The human chain was formed at Mogholhat Railway gate in the town. District Awami League (AL) and its front organisation leaders, workers, freedom fighters and general public took part in the programme.