Bangladesh Jononetri Parishad President AB Siddique yesterday sued BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman and its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on charges of attempting to kill him.
AB Siddique filed the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mondol today, court sources said.
Earlier in 2019, AB Siddique had sued Tarique and Fakhrul for ordering some BNP activists and leaders to attack him.
In yesterday's case, BNP's Dhaka city north unit President Rabiul Awal Sohel, Jamaat-e-Islami leaders Hafiz Md Afzal Hossain, Md Mojibur Rahman, Abdul Karim and Abdul Halim, and some ten to twelve unknown people were also made accused.
After a hearing, the magistrate took the case into cognizance and recorded the complainant's statements.
The court also set February 17 for passing an order in the case.
In the case statements, the complainant said that some cadres of accused Rabiul Awal Sohel, Jamaat-e-Islami leaders Hafiz Md Afzal Hossain, Md Mojibur Rahman, Abdul Karim and Abdul Halim attempted to kill him [complainant] when he was shopping at Muktabangla Shopping Complex in the capital on January 10.
In January last year, as per direction of Tarique Rahman and Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Sohel and these Jamaat leaders blocked the complainant in the capital and threatened to kill him if the cases against Khaleda Zia and other leaders were not withdrawn within 15 days, the case statement said.
The complainant also appealed to the court to issue arrest warrants against the accused.