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HC seeks information about Khaleda’s date of birth
BSS, Dhaka

HC seeks information about Khaleda’s date of birth

The High Court on Sunday directed to submit all the documents related to the birthday of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia within 60 days.

A virtual High Court division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order today.

Nahid Sultana Juthi, lawyer on behalf of the petition, told BSS that there were several documents on different dates of Khaleda Zia’s birthday, including that on the National Mourning Day on August 15.

Her date of birth is 5 September 1946 in SSC mark sheet, 4 August 1944 in marriage registration certificate, 5 August 1946 in machine readable passport.

Also, her COVID-19 test report in May this year states her date of birth as 8 May 1986.

A petition was filed to issue a rule to those concerned to take legal action against Khaleda Zia in accordance with the penal code and to take legal action against the use of different dates of her birthday.

Nahid Sultana Juthi also said the court issued a rule on the matter and instructed all concerned to submit all the information given in various documents about Khaleda Zia’s date of birth within the next 60 days.

Supreme Court lawyer Mamunur Rashid filed the writ petition in the High Court challenging the inaction of the defendants to take action against the use of different dates of birth of Khaleda Zia. The court ordered a preliminary hearing on the writ today.

In the writ petition, Home Secretary, Secretary of the Ministry of Family Planning, IGP, DMP Commissioner, OC of Gulshan Police Station and Begum Khaleda Zia have been made defendants.

Deputy Attorney General Arvind Kumar Roy and Bipul Bagmar appeared for the state.