Warrant issued to search (BNP) chairperson Khaleda's office

A Dhaka court on Sunday issued a warrant to search the office of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia after police said there could be explosives and fugitives harboured there.

IANS| Updated: Mar 01, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

Dhaka: A Dhaka court on Sunday issued a warrant to search the office of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia after police said there could be explosives and fugitives harboured there.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate S.M. Masud Zaman issued the search warrant. Police asked for the warrant after the bombing in Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan's procession in Gulshan on February 16, bdnews24.com reported.

The issuance of the warrant was kept under wraps. Dhaka police's Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Anisur Rahman confirmed the matter.

The former prime minister has been living in her office for nearly two months since calling for continuous countrywide blockades from January 5.

Nearly 50 people, including several leaders and activists, security personnel and office staff are staying with her.

Last week, the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court issued an arrest warrant against Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases.