A defamation case has been filed against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and party's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir for allegedly instigating Islamist leaders for anti-sculpture speech.
Hefazat-e-Islam's acting Amir Junaid Ahmed Babungari, Bangladesh Khilafah Majlis's acting secretary general Muhammad Mamunul Haque and Syed Faizul Karim of the Islami Shashantantra have also been accused in the case for making anti-sculpture statements.
Jananetri Parishad president AB Siddique filed the case in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikder today, reports Jagonews.
On 13 November, Mamunul made a statement in a programme at BMA Bhaban Auditorium opposing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's sculpture.
Earlier on 7 December, two sedition cases were filed against Hefajat-e-Islam Ameer Junayed Babunagari, Joint Secretary General Mohammad Mamunul Haque and Senior Naib-e-Ameer of Islami Andolan Bangladesh Syed Faizul Karim for their provoking statement on installation of sculptures.