HC hearing on Khaleda’s plea over treatment tomorrow
The High Court today fixed tomorrow for holding hearing on a writ petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking its order on the government to send her to specialised United Hospital for treatment.
The bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Ahmed Sohel set the date for hearing the petition saying that the matter is concerned with the health of Khaleda Zia.
Earlier in the day, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam prayed to the HC bench for deferring the hearing of the petition, saying that the court is now on an annual vacation and it will reopen on October 1.
Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Advocate AJ Mohamad Ali opposed the attorney general’s prayer saying that the HC may hold hearing on the petition today as it is involved with the health of Khaleda Zia.
Earlier this month, the same HC bench deferred the hearing of the same petition for four times after Khaleda's lawyer Barrister Kayser Kamal sought time from the bench for hearing the petition.
On September 9, Khaleda Zia filed the writ petition with the HC saying that she is seriously ill as she has been suffering from different diseases.
She also said in the petition that she needs to be admitted to a specialized hospital for treatment.
Khaleda Zia has been serving in jail since February 8 this year after a Dhaka court convicted and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust Corruption case.
The medical board formed by the government on September 13 has recommended Khaleda Zia be admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.
The board was formed after Khaleda on September 5 refused to appear before a court for hearing, saying she was ill.