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Fakhrul: Khaleda to come out of jail before Eid

  • Published at 01:10 am May 17th, 2018
Fakhrul: Khaleda to come out of jail before Eid
File Photo: Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Dhaka Tribune

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said he hopes party chairperson Khaleda Zia will be freed from jail before Eid-ul-Fitr.

“We believe our madam (Khaleda) will surely come out of jail before Eid,” he said.

The BNP leader made the remark while talking to reporters at BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office.

Earlier in the day, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld the High Court order that had granted bail to convicted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Her lawyers, however, said the BNP chief is not going to be freed from jail now as she has been shown as arrested with regard to some other cases.

Fakhrul said Khaleda has been shown arrested in six other cases.

“We are in discussions with lawyers, and we will move to the High Court to get bail for those cases. We hope she will make bail in all the cases within 7-10 working days.”

He also hoped that their chairperson will be acquitted by the High Court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case as the allegation of breaching trust brought against her has no basis.

Regarding the recently held Khulna city polls, Fakhrul said the government deceived the people of Khulna by depriving them of their voting rights.

He said they will now come up with a new plan for the Gazipur polls.

Asked whether they will join the Gazipur polls after their bad experience in Khulna, the BNP leader said they would decide on it after discussions with party leaders.

“From our experience, we can say it is impossible to hold a credible election under the current government and Election Commission,” he added.

He said the ruling party resorted to a new strategy in the Khulna polls, and that while it had a facade of seeming good and peaceful, that it was deeply flawed inside.

Fakhrul claimed their party candidate Nazrul Islam Monju would have won by a big margin had the election been fair.