Landlords who will rent out accommodation to people
linked to militants or militancy will be tried on charges of abetting
militancy, Bangladesh Law Minister said Tuesday.
"Providing either assistance to the militants—be it accommodation or money—are
wrongdoings of similar gravity. The house owner is responsible for what his/her
tenants should be doing at their places," Shafiq Ahmed told reporters
"The landlord will have to stand trial in case there occurs any untoward
incident, irrespective of any lease agreement or the absence of it," he
said, replying to a query related to the Anti-terrorism Act 2009.
"The government wants law and order and peace restored to society. The
government will frame any harsh or stringent laws to curb crimes and maintain
order in society," the minister said.