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Information minister: Khaleda not in jail in political cases

  • Published at 11:54 pm March 15th, 2019
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The minister said the BNP chief would be released from jail only through legal process

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Friday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was not in jail in politically motivated cases, but in corruption cases.

"She [Khaleda] is in jail over corruption cases, and the issue of her release completely depends on the court," he said while talking to reporters after inaugurating the Insurance Fair at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong.

The minister said the BNP chief can be released from jail only through legal process.

Md Shafiqur Rahman Patwary, chairman of Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA), presided over the ceremony, while its secretary, Md Asadul Islam, Life Insurance Corporation Chairman Selina Afroz, and Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Abdul Mannan were present on the occasion, among others.