Bangla plot unearthed

Dhaka: Bangladesh police said on Monday an influential ex-minister was a suspect in connection with a deadly grenade attack that targeted and wounded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2004. Lutfozzman Babar, currently in prison for illegal arms possession, was the home minister in August 2004 when attackers threw a grenade at a rally of Hasina’s Awami League party in the capital when she was leader of the opposition. Hasina survived but one of her ears was severely damaged.