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BNP hopes SC to grant bail to Khaleda

  • Published at 09:12 pm December 4th, 2019
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On November 28, the Appellate Division deferred Khaleda's bail petition hearing till December 5 

BNP hopes that bail will be granted to its Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case on Thursday, considering her sickness, age and human rights.

"We believe our leader (Khaleda) will get justice from the apex court. She is a senior citizen, former prime minister, opposition leader, and the most popular politician of the country," BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a press conference, he also said many people were granted bail by the apex court in such cases in the past, reports UNB. 

"It is her legal and justified right to obtain bail in consideration of her constitutional, human and basic rights, her age and illness."

Rizvi said the entire nation will keep their eyes on the apex court on Thursday over the hearing on the bail petition of Khaleda.

Dhaka north city unit of Doctors' Association of Bangladesh (DAB), a pro-BNP physicians’ platform, arranged the press conference at the party's Naya Paltan central office in Dhaka.

On November 28, the Appellate Division deferred the hearing on Khaleda's bail petition in the graft case till December 5 (Thursday).

The court asked the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) to place Khaleda's health report before it by December 5.

Rizvi said 75-year-old Khaleda Zia's health condition is so bad that her life will be at stake if proper steps are not taken for her release and advanced treatment.

He alleged that the BNP chief's relatives were not allowed to meet her for the last 25 days as part of a plot by the government. 

"It is the violation of the jail code. We are deeply worried over her present health condition."

Speaking at the program, Dhaka north city unit DAB President Dr Sarker Mahbub Ahmed Shamim said Khaleda is very sick and her body may get paralyzed permanently if proper treatment is not ensured for her immediately.

He also said the BNP chief's diabetic problem may turn complicated and she may develop heart problems, too.

Under the circumstances, Shamim, on behalf of DAB, demanded the immediate release of Khaleda Zia so that she can receive treatment by her personal physicians. 

"We hope the apex court will grant her bail and thus allow her to get treatment at a hospital of her choice."