Tarique Rahman, the eldest son of the
detained former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was on Sunday exempted from personal
appearance in a special court during proceedings in the Bashundhara Group
Shahed Nooruddin, the judge of the
special judge's court 3 set up in the Jatiya Sangsad complex, passed the order
after hearing a petition filed by Tarique seeking exemption from personal
appearance in the court on health ground and permission to go abroad for better
BNP's senior joint secretary Tarique
was brought to the court premises by an ambulance, but was not produced in the
court as he was unable to sit, court sources and his lawyers said.
On June 15, the same court exempted
Tarique's younger brother Arafat Rahman from personal appearance in court
during the proceedings in the GATCO graft case, but held back the petition
filed by Tarique's counsels.