Khaleda to be transferred to Keraniganj jail: Home Minister
Published : Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 at 4:35 PM Count : 667
After being discharged from hospital, BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia will be shifted to Keraniganj Jail, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.
The home minister made the disclosure at his secretariat office in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The old central jail, where she had been kept since February last year, will be converted into a museum, he said, reports UNB.
"Preparations to shift her are complete," the minister said.
When asked about Khaleda's health, Asaduzzaman said the former prime minister was doing well. "She's fasting and taking insulin as well," he said.
Khaleda has been in jail since she was convicted in a corruption case that her party says is politically motivated. She was found guilty in a second corruption case later last year.
The BNP has since accused the government of neglecting its chairperson's treatment, a charge the government denies.
Khaleda Zia was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on April 1. It was the second time she had been admitted there since her incarceration.
On Monday, the government decided to hold trials of 17 cases against her inside the Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.