BRAHMANBARIA: A district court on Thursday summoned former planning minister Air Vice Marshal (retd) AK Khandaker to appear in person on June 25 in a defamation suit.
The court also fixed June 25 as the date of hearing of the case.
Additional chief judicial magistrate of Brahmanbaria Munira Sultana gave the order for his derogatory comments on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and country’s war of independence in his latest book.
AK Khandaker appeared in person before the court on Thursday and pleaded for an anticipatory bail showing reasons of his physical illness.
However, magistrate Munira denied the plea and asked him to appear in person on June 25.
Earlier on March 23, the court summoned him and fixed June 25 as the hearing date.
Former joint secretary of social welfare ministry Ishaq Bhuiyan, also a freedom fighter, filed the lawsuit against AK Khandaker on September 10 of 2014 on charge of writing the controversial book on Bangabandhu and liberation war.
BDST: 1852 HRS, JUN 11, 2015