Khaleda Zia shifted back to jail

Published: 08 Nov 2018 | Updated: 08 Nov 2018   

Samakal Correspondent

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was taken to Old Dhaka central jail in the capital's Nazimuddin Road from hospital on Thursday.    

A black SUV of police carrying the BNP chief reached the old central jail around 11:40am after she was released from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).  

Later, she was produced before a makeshift court inside the Old Dhaka central jail for hearing of Niko corruption case.      

Earlier on Wednesday, the law ministry issued a gazette notification saying that the trial of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others accused in the Niko corruption case will be held at a makeshift court in Old Dhaka central jail.   

The ministry issued the gazette notification transferring the court citing security reasons.   

According to jail sources, the BNP chief will not be taken back to the hospital as her health condition is stable.     

The ACC filed the case with Tejgaon Police Station in 2007, accusing Khaleda and 10 others of abusing power to award a gas exploration and extraction deal to Canadian company Niko during her tenure as the prime minister. 

Khaleda Zia was in the erstwhile Dhaka Central Jail in capital's Nazimuddin Road since she was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8.


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