A lawyer with strong Awami League ties has filed a complaint with a Dhaka court accusing BNP chief Khaleda Zia of holding a secret meeting with Pakistani intelligence.
Mashiur Malek, a lawyer and also executive president of Bangabandhu Foundation filed the complaint with Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court that the two-time former prime minister had secretly met with officials of Inter Services Intelligence of Pakistan during her three-month stay in UK.
The judge, Abdullah Al Masud, heard Malek’s case and deferred his judgement till Wednesday afternoon.
Khaleda Zia returned on October 18 after a three-month visit to UK for medical treatment and a reunion with her son’s family.
There have been reports on several web portals in July stating that Khaleda had met with ISI officials at Taj Hotel.
Malek’s complaint stated that Khaleda met with one Junaid of ISI at the Taj Hotel in Saint James Court late on the evening of 18 and 19 July.
He alleged that the purpose of these meetings was to ‘destabilise the country and create tension between Bangladesh and India’.
Malek said he had confirmed these facts following ‘lengthy investigation’ through the London Branch of Bangabandhu Foundation.
Asked about the delay in filing the case, Malek said, “The complaint was naturally delayed because it took a long to time to gather all the information.”