Bangladesh Army `foils bid to topple Hasina govt`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 16:53

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Army has foiled a plan to bring down the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by a group of former and active officers, a military spokesman said on Thursday.
Brig Gen Muhammad Masud Razzaq told reporters at a news briefing Thursday that the military has specific evidence that a group of up to 16 hardline Islamic military officers — including at least two retired officers — were planning to remove the democratically-elected government in a coup.

He calls their plans a "heinous conspiracy”.
He says two retired officers have been arrested and would be presented before a military court.

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First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 16:27

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