Former Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who is on a personal visit in the US, has delayed her return to Bangladesh – according to private television Channel I.

Sheikh Hasina was scheduled to leave the US on 14th of this month for Bangladesh but has informed the General Secretary of Awami League – Abdul Jalil – that she will not depart for Bangladesh on 14th, Jalil told reporters in Dhaka.

A chargesheet was filed against Hasina yesterday accusing her in the murder of 4 people during a political violence on 28th october, 2006. 

One day earlier, a businessman had filed an extortion charged against her.

After that charge was filed, Sheikh Hasina termed it as fake and conspiratory and asked her political secretary to arrange for her return to Bangladesh immediately so that she can legally fight the case from inside Bangladesh. 

However, observers believe that  as a result of yesterday’s murder chargesheet against her, she could be arrested from the Airport in Dhaka on arrival and realizing she has little or no political future left in Bangladesh at this point of time – Hasina has decided not to come back to Bangladesh anytime soon. 

Bangladesh is currently going through a massive anti-corrruption drive initiated by the interim government of that country and heavily backed by the defence forces.

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