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Latif’s charge framing hearing begins Dec 7

This Nov 25 Star photo shows Abdul Latif Siddique being escorted to a Dhaka court after his surrender at Dhanmondi Police Station. The controversial former minister was sent to jail with a number of cases filed against him on charges of hurting religious sentiments.

A Dhaka Court today fixed December 7 for starting hearing on charge framing against sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique in the case filed against him for hurting religious sentiment of Muslims.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ashaduzzaman Nur also directed the prison authorities to produce the former post and telecommunications minister before it on that day.

Latif, who drew flaks at home and abroad for his scathing remarks on hajj and Tabligh Jamaat about two months ago, surrendered at Dhanmondi Model Police Station on November 25, nearly 41 hours after he flew in from India.