The order comes in the wake of Tarique's acquittal in the
case last month.
A copy of the order had been sent to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, said court clerk Ariful Islam, speaking to
Two copies of the order had also been to Banani and
Gulshan police stations through the Deputy Commissioner of the Police’s
Prosecution Division, he said.
Judge of the court Motahar Hossain had
on 19 Nov acquitted Tarique of the money laundering case.
He had ever
since been on leave. After the leave, he resumed his office on Tuesday and
issued the order to call off the red notice.
Tarique, elder son of
Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia, has been living in London since 2008 after
securing bail from the Supreme Court on medical grounds.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had filed a case on Oct 26, 2009, accusing him
and his business partner and friend Giasuddin Al Mamun of siphoning off Tk 204.1
million to Singapore between 2003 and 2007.
On Aug 8 last year, the
court indicted Tarique and Mamun under the Money Laundering Act 2002 and issued
an arrest warrant for Tarique.
According to the case details, Mamun
had taken Tk 204.1 million as bribes from Khadiza Islam, Director of Nirman
Construction Ltd, promising a contract for building an 80MW power plant at
Mamun allegedly deposited the money in a Singapore bank, from
where Tarique had withdrawn Tk 30.78 million.
A Dhaka court ordered
Tarique’s arrest with Interpol's help in May this year.
The trial had
begun in July 6, 2010, after the ACC pressed charges against them in
Tarique had got acquittal of the money laundering case amid the
blockade and shutdown, called by the party-led 18-Party alliance.
party has been agitating for a non-party caretaker government to oversee the
next elections, due on Jan 5.
Tarique’s lawyer Joynal Abedin Mejbah had
earlier told bdnews24.com that there had been 16 cases and a general diary
Of them, four were sub-judice. They were Zia Orphanage Trust
graft case, two cases over a grenade attack on Aug 21, 2004 and a loan default
case filed by Sonali Bank Ltd, he had said.
He has been cleared in two
cases, including the money laundering case in Singapore, and a general diary.
Proceedings of 10 other cases had been suspended by the High Court, Mejbah had