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Home minister: Khaleda not shown arrested in any other case

  • Published at 08:10 pm February 13th, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:07 pm February 13th, 2018
Home minister: Khaleda not shown arrested in any other case
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Tuesday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has not been shown arrested in any other cases. "Wrong information has been circulating about Khaleda Zia’s incarceration. She is in jail because she was convicted by a court in a graft case," he said while talking to journalists in his office. "She (Khaleda) is also facing trials of Barapukuria Coalmine and Gatco graft cases. She will appear before the court during the hearing of these cases," he added. The minister made the remarks following reports that Khaleda was shown arrested in several cases. In reply to journalists’ query about why the BNP chief was kept in an abandoned jail in Dhaka, Kamal said: "It was decided for convenience. Kashimpur jail is far away from Dhaka and it has a large inmate population. Also there is no female ward in Keraniganj Central Jail."