Khaleda Zia backed to jail from hospital without informing court: SCBA
05:10 PM, November 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:51 PM, November 08, 2018

Khaleda backed to jail from hospital without informing court: SCBA chief

The government has shown ignorance to the court by taking BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia back to the jail without informing it (court) about her treatment, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Zainul Abedin said today.

Khaleda Zia had been admitted to the hospital (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University) for her treatment in line with a High Court directive, but the authorities concerned have taken her back to the jail without informing the court which is regretful, he said.

Advocate Zainul Abedin, also a vice chairman of BNP, came up with the remarkswhile speaking at a press conference organised by the SCBA, dominated by the pro-BNP lawyers, at its auditorium.

He said the government wants that Khaleda Zia dies without treatment and therefore, the countrymen including the lawyers are concerned with this.

In this situation, a confusion has been created whether the upcoming parliamentary election will be held in a fair manner and even whether the election will take place or not, the SCBA president said.

Advocate Zainul, also a lawyer for Khaleda, urged the government to send Khaleda Zia to the hospital again and to keep her at the hospital until a medical board is formed for her treatment.

Demanding release of Khaleda from jail, the BNP leader said the lawyers for Khaleda had submitted an application to the authorities concerned on November 6 for a permission to visit her, but the application was not granted yet.

Khaleda Zia was taken back to the jail with bag and baggage with a half-an-hour notice today, he claimed.

SCBA Secretary Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon, among others, spoke to the press conference.

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