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Latif Siddique grant jailed after surrender (video)
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Latif Siddique grant jailed after surrender (video)

A Dhaka court today sent sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique to prison on surrender before a police station in a case filed for his comments demeaning hajj. Latif Siddique surrendered at Dhanmondi Model Police Station around 1:30pm, Mohammad Jahangir, a sub-inspector of the police station, told The Daily Star Online. He was produced before Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqur Rahman’s court around 2:30pm, reports our correspondent from the spot. Latif Siddique told the magistrate that he did not appoint a lawyer to defend him. After a short hearing of the case filed by pro-BNP lawyer Abed Raza over hurting Muslims’ religious sentiments, the magistrate ordered police to lock up Latif Siddique in jail. Lawyer Abed Raza claimed Latif Siddique hurt the religious sentiment of all Muslim...