October 22, 2020, 11:52 am


Abu Taher Bappa

Published:
2020-09-03 20:08:17 BdST

Govt to extend Khaleda's release for 6 months


Law Ministry gave consent for extension of executive release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for another term of six months.

Law Minister Anisul Huq confirmed the development to the press on Thursday.

"The recommendation was made keeping the prior conditions that she can't go abroad and has to undergo treatment at home," Law Minister Anisul Haque told reporters.

Earlier, Khaleda Zia's family appealed for the extension of parole period concerning the purpose of her medical treatment at home and abroad. The family submitted an application to the Home Ministry in this regard signed by Khaleda's younger brother Shamim Iskander on August 25.

On August 31, Law Minister Anisul Haque said the decision on the extending het parole will be taken after reviewing her health condition and the family's appeal plea.

On March 25, Khaleda was released from jail for six months upon an executive order considering her age and humanitarian grounds.

The government passed the executive order for her release on two conditions -- receiving treatment staying at her Gulshan residence and not leaving the country.

The BNP chief landed in jail on February 8, 2018, for the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

Later on October 30 that year, the High Court extended her punishment to 10 years after dismissing her appeal.

Meanwhile, in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case, Khaleda Zia was sentenced to seven years as special court convicted her on October 27 last year.

Khaleda Zia has at least 36 cases ongoing against her including the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption Case and Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

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