Senior opposition leader and BNP MP Salauddin Quader
Chowdhury said he will seek to file charges against former President Iajuddin
Ahmed, former caretaker government Chief Fakhruddin Ahmed, former Army Chief
Moeen U Ahmed, Chief Election Commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda along with eight
He stated that combined twelve people should be tried on charges of sedition by
the High Court for the unconstitutional takeover of power on January 11, 2007.
Mr. Chowdhury categorized the twelve individuals into three
groups: the first included Presidents Iajuddin, Fakhruddin, ex-Law Adviser
Moinul and former Home Adviser Matin. He said Generals Moeen, Masududdin
Chowdhury, and Brigadier Generals ATM Amin and Fazlul Bari were in the second
group and should be tried under the Army Act by a court-martial and the third
included Election Commission's Shamsul Huda, Sohol Hossain, Sakhawat Hossain,
and Hasan Mashud Chowdhury of the Anti Corruption Commission.
Mr. Chowdhury also asserted that his actions were not
politically motivated but were in the service of higher law and justice and
sought to preserve the integrity of the constitution and law.
"The twelve violated article 58 (c) of the constitution by assuming power
for two years. They committed a serious crime by doing this," Mr. Chowdhury