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Former Premier Zia is detained

September 03, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Security forces detained Bangladesh's most recent prime minister, Khaleda Zia, witnesses and officials said today.

Hundreds of army-led security forces had surrounded Zia's home in Dhaka, the capital. The move came after police said they recorded a corruption case against Zia, her son Arafat Rahman and 11 others. Police gave no details on the case.

Zia's elder son and political heir Tarique Rahman was detained in March in an anti-corruption drive by the army-backed interim government.

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