Court rejects Suman’s case against Priya Saha


Dhaka, July 21: A Dhaka court has dismissed a plea to sue against Priya Saha, over sedition charges by Supreme Court lawyer and International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) prosecutor Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman on Sunday.The woman, who made a complaint to United States’ President Donald Trump, alleging 37 million minority’s disappearance that is blatant false and urged to take steps against Bangladesh.

Earlier in the day, Suman filed a case over sedition charges against Priya Saha with a court led by Dhaka Metropolitan Judge Ziaur Rahman.

The court has recorded deposition of the plaintiff and is scheduled to pass order in this regard later.

Meanwhile, Dhaka Bar Council executive committee member Advocate Ibrahim Khalil filed the second case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufian and the court is scheduled to hear the plea later in the day.

Both the plaintiffs pleaded to take into cognizance the charges against her under section 123 (a), 124 (a), and 500 of the penal code.

Priya Saha made the false allegations of persecution of minority communities in Bangladesh to President Trump while participating in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held at the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. from July 16 to 18.

Bangladesh government on July 20 termed her allegations as ‘blatant lies’ and condemned her remarks in the strongest possible terms.