2018-03-07 11:16:01 BdST
Senior BNP leaders in old jail to meet Khaleda
A team of senior BNP leaders has entered the old Dhaka Central Jail to meet the party’s Chairperson Khaleda Zia this afternoon for the first time since she landed at the old Dhaka Central Jail following her imprisonment in a corruption case.
The 10-member team led by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir entered the jail on Nazimuddin Road at 3:00pm.
Earlier in the morning, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, senior joint secretary general, said that the leaders got permission from the jail authorities to meet Khaleda Zia.
Other members of the team are: BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar, Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman, Abdul Moeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Mirza Abbas and Ameer Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and ABM Abdus Sattar, the private secretary to Khaleda Zia.
The delegation will inquire health condition of Khaleda and discuss on the progress of her legal battle, according to source.
On February 8, a special court sentenced the three-time prime minister to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the much-talked-about Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.
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