An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday against Sheikh Rehana, sister of detained Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina, along with an order to attach all her properties in connection with a nearly 30 million Taka extortion case.
After scrutinizing the case docket and other relevant documents, Metropolitan Magistrate ABM Abdul Fattah accepted the charge sheet of the case and passed the order. The court issued the order following a request submitted by the investigation officer of the case showing Rehana fugitive. Azam J Chowdhury, managing director of Eastcoast Trading Pvt Ltd, filed the case on June 13 against former prime minister Hasina and her cousin Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim accusing them of extorting nearly 30 million Taka from him.
Rehana's name was later included in the charge sheet as the Investigation Officer found her involvement in the extortion during investigation. The other two accused, Hasina and Sheikh Selim, were arrested earlier and are currently detained in different prisons. Sheikh Rehana is currently in the US.
Matiur Rahman Chowdhury has more on the story.