Khaleda Zia now at Gulshan residence after release
Published : Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 at 4:15 PM Count : 338
Staying behind the bar for long 25 months in jail in a corruption case, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was drove to her Gulshan residence 'Firoza' from her cabin at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) at Shahbagh on Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier, she walked out of her cabin at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, where she was being treated, around 4:12pm. She was drove to her Gulshan residence, 'Firoza' from there.
Along with BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and her family members, Khaleda Zia was drove to her Gulshan residence boarding a Nissan car, Dhaka-Metro-Va 11-0692, from the BSMMU Hospital premises. There were five cars and a microbus carrying the BNP Chairperson's personal secury staff. At that time, Khaleda Zia's car had to face great difficulties to move ahead overcoming the crowd of party leaders and workers.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina signed the file of prayer seeking suspension of Khaleda Zia's punishment for six months on humanitarian ground. Finally, the release order of Khaleda Zia suspending her punishment reached at BSMMU Hospital authorities on Wednesday afternoon through the Prime Minister's Office, Home Ministry and Prison authorities.
According to the conditions of her release, Khaleda Zia will have to stay at her home and avail treatment in the country. During the six months of suspension of her jail sentence, she would not be able to travel abroad.
The BNP chief was sent to jail on February 8, 2018, after a special court sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.
On October 30 that year, the High Court raised her punishment to 10 years after dismissing her appeal.
The same special court jailed Khaleda and three others for seven years in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case on October 29 that year. The HC rejected her bail petition three times and the Supreme Court once in this case.