Two more former BNP lawmakers were sued on Sunday for patronizing militants of banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Natore and Rajshahi.
Victims of JMB atrocities--Muhidul Islam Khan of Puthia and Ayub Ali Pramanik of Bagmara upazila--filed two cases Sunday against ex-deputy minister for land Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu and former lawmaker Nadim Mostafa, among others.
Former post and telecommunications minister Aminul Huq stands accused in one of the cases. He already faces charges of helping the militants commit brutalities in the northern districts. Fazlur Rahman, who was kidnapped and left maimed by Bangla Bhai and his men three years ago, filed the case against him and 27 others Friday.
It was the first case against any of those ex-BNP ministers and lawmakers alleged to have been the masterminds behind the rise of Islamic militancy in the northern districts.