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Anna Hazare receives life threat letter


New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare received an anonymous letter threatening him that he will be killed on this republic day. The police further revealed that the letter was received at Anna’s office in his native village Ralegan Siddhi.

The sender claimed that anti-corruption leader has earned a lot of money and he asked Anna Hazare to declare him as his heir. Police said that the letter was received at Anna’s office in his native village Ralegan Siddhi.

The letter was handwritten and was sent four days ago. Police said the leader had received similar letters earlier.

Pankaj Singh, additional Superintendent of the Police said that the adequate security has been given to Anna Hazare and the police was reviewing the situation on a daily basis.

Anna Hazare’s personal assistant said that this could be 10th such letter received by the office but Anna Hazare chose not to comment.

A case against the unidentified man was filed.

Anna Hazare who has been an anti-graft crusader became one of the key leaders in India following his movement against corruption in 2011. Arvind Kejriwal who was also part of the movement later joined politics and became the Chief Minister of Delhi. Anna decided not to join politics and remained a social activist.(Inputs from agencies)

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Khaleda Zia granted bail in 2008 corruption case

Khaleda is a two-time Bangladesh Prime Minister, having ruled from 1991-96 and again from 2001-06

Khaleeda Zia granted 64 months bail. IANS

Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, convicted in a corruption case, was granted bail on Monday.

BNP leader Zia secured a four-month bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case in which she was handed five years of imprisonment by a Bangladesh court.

“Now, there is no legal bar to let Khaleda walk out of prison on bail,” Bangladesh Daily Star quoted BNP Advocate Sagir Hossain Leon as saying.

Earlier today, a bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the bail order in response to a petition moved by Khaleda before a high court back in February.

Her bail was considered on four grounds, including her health condition.

Further, the high court directed the concerned authority to prepare the paper book of the case within the next four months for hearing the appeal she filed against her conviction in the case.

The high court sentenced Zia’s eldest son and Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and four others for at least 10 years with a fine of 2.10 crore Bangladeshi takas (Tk).

The Anti-Corruption Commission had earlier filed a case in 2008 with Ramna Police Station, accusing six persons including Khaleda and her son Tarique.

Khaleda is a two-time Bangladesh Prime Minister, having ruled from 1991-96 and again from 2001-06.

In a political career spanning almost four decades, Khaleda went to the jail several times but was never convicted. She was detained several times during the anti-Ershad movement between the 1980s and 1990s.

In March 1983, she was made vice-chairperson of BNP after her husband and former Bangladesh President Ziaur was assassinated.

She went on to become the party’s chairperson in 1984, a position which she holds today. May 10, 1984.

Since the last three decades, Bangladeshi politics have been dominated by Zia and current Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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Anna Hazare to initiate mass awakening through his Jan-Jagran Yatra

The prime motive of his new organization is to carry out a Jan-Jagran Yatra throughout the country to awaken the masses