'Security in jails tightened, Khaleda won't be allowed to go abroad'
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said security has been tightened at the country's prisons. An anonymous letter which was sent to Lalmonirhat district jail has also been sent to an intelligence agency to investigate.
"Lalmonirhat jail authorities received an anonymous letter and such letters often come to jails. However, the letter has been sent to the intelligence agency to examine it and they’re working on it,” he said.
The Home Minister came up with the information while talking to reporters at his ministry.
He replied to queries of journalists including the extension of Khaleda Zia's release from jail.
Responding to a query of a journalist, he said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's jail sentence has been suspended for six more months. During this time she (Khaleda Zia) will be able to receive treatment staying in the country, but not be allowed to go abroad for treatment.
The Home Miniser said security has been beefed up at all the jails across the country after a convicted accused escaped recently.
All the prisons across the country have been put on high alert after some unidentified miscreants issued threats to take away militant prisoners from jails.
"The threats came over phone and in letters," said a letter signed by Inspector General (IG) of Prisons Brig Gen AKM Mustafa Kamal Pasha on Sunday.
The letter directed all the prisons in the country to remain on high alert and issued an 18-point instruction to beef up security there.
On August 7, Abu Bakar Siddique, who was sentenced to life term imprisonment, escaped from Kashimpur Central Jail-2.