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Law ministry’s opinion at home ministry regarding Khaleda`s treatment abroad

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:38 PM, 9 May 2021  

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

The opinion of the Law Minister has been sent to the Home Ministry on the files regarding BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's treatment abroad. 

The document of the Law Minister's opinion was sent to the Home Ministry on Sunday morning, an official of the law ministry confirmed. 

Earlier on Saturday, Law Minister Anisul Haque said that his ministry would send its opinion to the Home Ministry by this morning. 

Meanwhile, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has recovered from coronavirus 28 days after testing positive. A member of the medical team formed for her treatment said that Khaleda Zia underwent the coronavirus test on Saturday for the third time. This time the test report came out negative. 

The BNP chief landed in jail on February 8, 2018, after a special court sentenced her to five years in prison in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. On October 30, 2018, the High Court raised her punishment to 10 years.  

The government released Khaleda Zia on March 25 last year after suspending her jail sentence as per section 401 (1) of the Criminal Code of Procedure (CrPC). 

Later on, the suspension of her jail sentence was extended twice and the government issued separate notifications to this effect. The notification said Khaleda will receive treatment at her home and she cannot go abroad during this period.