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Process ongoing to bring Tarique home: FM
Dhaka, 3 May, Abnews: Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Thursday said the government has sent several letters to the British authorities to bring BNP’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman back home from London.
 
The minister disclosed this at a press conference that was arranged on the two-day 45th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (OIC-CFM) which is scheduled to begin on Saturday at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.
 
“We’ve sent several letters to the British authorities in this regard and the process is going on,” said the minister.
 
On June 2, 2014, the British Home Office with a forwarding letter handed over passports of Tarique Rahman his wife and daughter to the Bangladesh High Commission, London as they surrendered those to the Home Office.
 
The BNP’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment and fined Tk 20 crore by the High Court in a money laundering case in 2016 and 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment and fined Tk 2.10 crore in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.
 
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