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Govt will decide whether Khaleda would be sent abroad: AG

Published : Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 at 11:57 PM  Count : 285

Govt will decide whether Khaleda would be sent abroad: AG

Govt will decide whether Khaleda would be sent abroad: AG

Taking the overall situation into account, the government will have to decide whether BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be sent abroad for medical treatment or not, said Attorney General AM Amin Uddin on Tuesday.

"The government suspended the jail punishment of Khaleda Zia according to the Criminal Procedure (CrPC) 401. The government may come to court in this regard [for sending Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment]. However, I can't say detail in this regard without examining the relevant law," he said.

The Attorney General further said the government itself would take decision taking everything into account like what kind of treatment she needs and whether it would be possible to provide that treatment keeping her in the country.

However, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Tuesday said the issue of allowing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to go abroad for treatment was under the jurisdiction of court. Court would decide whether she would be able to go abroad for treatment. The government has nothing to do here.

Earlier, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir sought blessings of the countrymen for Khaleda Zia, saying that there was nothing to be worried about the condition of her health.

Khaleda Zia was shifted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) from cabin at Evercare Hospital in the capital on Monday afternoon after she had suddenly felt shortness of breath.


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