Zainul Abdin Farroque
|Former Chief Whip of the Opposition
Full Name: Zainul Abdin Farroque
Affiliation: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)
Current Position: Adviser to the Chairperson
Date of Birth: December 10, 1949
Place of Birth: Bangladesh
Home District: Noakhali
Constituency: 268, Noakhali-1
Term: Fifth (5th-1991, 6th-1996 February, 7th-1996, 8th-2001, 9th-2008)
Zainul Abdin Farroque (born 10 December 1949) is a Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) politician and the former Member of Parliament fromNoakhali-1constituency.
In 2009 Farroque was elected to Parliament as an opposition Member of Parliament and appointed the opposition whip. On 6 July 2011 he was injured by members of Bangladesh Police in an opposition demonstration near the Bangladesh Parliament. He sued the police officers involved and filled a 100 million taka lawsuit against the government. The case was dismissed after investigators submitted a Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Hasibul Haque blaming Farroque for the incident.
Farroque was arrested on 3 July 2017 by Bangladesh Police on cases that accused him of sabotage during protests against the government. He was granted bail on 6 September 2017 in two cases over protests against Bangladesh Awami League government. He is an adviser to former Prime Minister and Chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Khaleda Zia.
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