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Hasina  Puts up a Legal Fight against Extortion Case


Detained Awami League (AL) President and former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday filed a writ petition with the High Court (HC), challenging the government move to bring the Taka 3 crore extortion case against her under the emergency power rules.

On her behalf, Barrister Rafique-ul Huq turned in the petition likely to be heard today. Earlier in the day, Barrister Rafique took permission from the court for filing the writ petition where Hasina said bringing extortion charges against her under the emergency power rules is illegal.

Her lawyers told the press that the alleged extortion had taken place before the state of emergency was declared, and so the charge does not warrant its being taken under the emergency rules. The AL chief's lawyers alleged that Hasina has been implicated in the case with an ulterior motive.

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