A Dhaka court today directed the authorities concerned to publish advertisements in two Bangla national dailies asking Sheikh Rehana, sister of detained Awami League (AL) chief Sheikh Hasina, to appear before it by November 18 in connection with an extortion case.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shawkat Ali Chowdhury issued the order.
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 with Gulshan Police Station, accusing them of extorting Tk 2.99 crore from him.
Rehana's name was later included in the charge sheet as the investigation officer (IO) 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.