Staff Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said they have no plan right now to shift BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia elsewhere from the old Dhaka central jail of Nazimuddin Road.
The minister made the remark while replying to a query from reporters after attending a programme marking the 23rd raising day of Bangladesh Coast Guard at its Agargaon headquarters in the city on Wednesday.
Brushing aside BNP’s allegation of an unhygienic environment in the old prison, the minister said Khaleda Zia has been kept at a place which is former Dhaka Central Jail. “There’s no unhealthy environment. She has been kept in the daycare centre of a new building inside the prison. The atmosphere is not unsafe, unhealthy or risky either.”
He also said the BNP chief has been given all the facilities as per the jail code.
Appreciating Bangladesh Coast Guard for its various activities, Asaduzzaman said the force is going ahead maintaining honesty, accountability and efficiency. “Coast Guard has been able to gain people’s confidence with a little manpower. In the future, they can take themselves to a higher place,” he added.
risingbd/Dhaka/Feb 14, 2018/Nur/AI