In Bangladesh a metropolitan magistrate court on Thursday issued an order asking the police and immigration authorities to stop the Awami League president, Sheikh Hasina, from going abroad.
Hasina is scheduled to fly for the United States on Friday on a private tour.
Earlier in the morning Hasina was also barred from going to Chittagong where she was scheduled to visit the areas affected by devastating landslides on Monday.
Metropolitan magistrate, Shamsul Alam issued the order following separate appeals submitted by the investigation officers of the ‘extortion’ charges filed against Hasina with Gulshan and Tejgaon police on Wednesday.
The investigation officers, Jan-e-Alam, officer-in-charge of Tejgaon police station and Obaidul Haque, OC of Gulshan police station appealed to the court to issue an embargo on Hasina’s going abroad showing the extortion charges against her.
The Awami League president, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday termed the government’s bar on her visit to Chittagong on Thursday as inhuman, undemocratic and violation of her individual freedom, which, she said, was against the constitution.