Khaleda gets division facilities in prison

Khaleda gets division facilities in prison

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Dhaka – The Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka yesterday directed the jail authorities to provide division for BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia according to the provision of the jail code.Judge Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman of the special court passed the order after hearing on Sunday.
Earlier, Khaleda’s lawyer Sanaullah Miah filed a petition before the court seeking division for Khaleda Zia according to the jail code. Meanwhile, the order of division was taken to the old central jail on the Nazimuddin Road of the old city.
On February 8, the BNP Chief and three times Prime Minister of the country Khaleda Zia was taken to the old central jail after this special court sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment with a fine of Tk 2,10,71,671 in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Besides, the court sentenced her son and BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman and four others to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) and slapped a fine of Tk 2,10,71,671each in the same graft case.
Other four convicts are- former BNP lawmaker Kazi Salimul Haque Kamal, businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed alias Econo Kamal, Dr Kamal Uddin Siddiqui, former Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office and slain President Ziaur Rahman’s nephewa Mominur Rahman. Of the convicts- Tarique Rahman, Kamal Siddiqui and Mominur Rahman are on the run.
On July 3, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna Model Police Station accusing six persons including Khaleda Zia for misappropriating over Tk 2.10 crore that had come as grant for orphans from a foreign bank.
Meanwhile, Khaleda Zia’s lawyers are yet to get the certified copy of the 632-page verdict that is necessary to appeal against the verdict through which the special court sent her to the prison. – Special Correspondent

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