POlICE in Bangladesh last Thursday (26) charged a senior opposition official with sedition for allegedly plotting against the state, officials said.
Aslam Chowdhury, a joint secretary of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was arrested last week after it was reported he had met an Israeli government adviser in India in March.
National police chief told reporters that they had “found evidence Chowdhury conspi red with an Israeli politician to overthrow (Hasina’s) Awami leagueled government”
Chowdhury, a tycoon from the southern city of Chittagong, has denied plotting against the government. He said he met the adviser during a “personal business trip” to India.
Bangladesh has no diplomatic ties with Israel and Bangladeshis are banned from travelling to the country.