The Ministry of Justice today issued its opinion to extend the suspension of the prison sentence of BNP Chairman Khaleda Zia for another six months.
“I gave my opinion on the application which requested a further extension of the prison term of Khaleda Zia. In the opinion, I said that the suspension of his prison term can be extended for six months on the previous conditions “said Justice Minister Anisul Huq. The star of the day.
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Responding to another question, the minister said, “She couldn’t go abroad.
“I have sent the relevant file with my notice to extend the suspension of his prison sentence to the Home Office who will now issue a notification to that effect,” the justice minister said.
Anisul Huq said the government released the BNP leader after suspending her prison sentence under Section 401(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
Khaleda was released from prison on March 25, 2020 after the government suspended her prison term for six months.
She was released from prison at a time when the world was being hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Khaleda landed in prison on February 8, 2017, after being sentenced to five years in prison by a special court in Dhaka in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. On October 30 the following year, the High Court increased his sentence to 10 years after rejecting his appeal in the case.
The former prime minister was found guilty by another special court in Dhaka in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case on October 29, 2018. She was sentenced to seven years in rigorous imprisonment by the court.