Hearing on writ for better treatment of Khaleda Oct 2

Hearing on writ for better treatment of Khaleda Oct 2

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The High Court on Tuesday differed till October 1 the hearing on a writ petition seeking its directive on the authorities concerned for providing better treatment to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail.

A bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Ahmed Sohel fixed the date.One behalf of Khelada Zia, Barrister AJ Mohammad Ali, Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Barrister Kaiser Kamal took part in hearing.

Talking to UNB, Barrister Kaiser Kamal said the court differed the date for hearing it more in details.Earlier on September 9, the writ petition was filed stating that Khaleda has been suffering from chronic diseases and so she needs to be taken to a specialized hospital for better treatment.

Six people, including home secretary, Inspector General of Prisons, Dhaka civil surgeon, deputy commissioner, were made respondents.

Meanwhile on September 16, a medical board, formed by the government, suggested admitting Khaleda to a hospital like Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) where the treatment of all health problems is available though they have found ‘no symptom of any serious disease’ in her.

On February 8 last, a special court here sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Since then she has been kept in Old Dhaka Central Jail.

source: UNB

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