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April 07, 2007

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Top Bangladesh politician is held


Police in Bangladesh say that they have arrested the influential politician and former Law Minister, Moudud Ahmed.Mr Ahmed has not been charged and it is not clear why he has been arrested, but correspondents say that he has recently been accused of tax evasion

The head of the military-backed caretaker government has meanwhile confirmed that general elections will be delayed until the end of 2008. The caretaker government has launched a vigorous drive against corruption after its leader, Fakhruddin Ahmed imposed a state of emergency and cancelled national elections planned for 22 January.

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Posted by mneha at April 7, 2007 09:39 PM

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