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Family applies to Ministry to free Khaleda, but BNP not aware

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2020-03-08 10:26:49 PM     ||     Updated: 2020-03-09 2:00:40 PM

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's family members have submitted an application to the Home Ministry seeking her release from jail.

Khaleda's younger brother Shamim Eskandar submitted the application recently.

In the application, he said the BNP chief's family members urged the government to take steps to free her paving the way for ensuring her advanced treatment abroad.

When asked BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the family members can do it, but I have no idea about it.

"I also do not know what was written in the application," he told reporters after placing wreaths at their party founder Ziaur Rahman's grave together with the members of newly-formed convening committee of Gazipur district unit.

Khaleda has been in jail since she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8, 2018. She was found guilty in another corruption case later the same year, though her party claims both cases are politically motivated.

The BNP chief has been receiving treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka since April 1, 2019.