Treatment of Khaleda: Minister of Justice sends notice to Interior Ministry

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Justice Minister Anisul Huq has sent his opinion to the Interior Ministry on the government’s request for authorization to take BNP President Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment.

“I have sent my legal opinion to the Ministry of the Interior. The corresponding file will be sent to the Prime Minister. According to the rules of the art, I cannot disclose my opinion until the Prime Minister has seen it “Anisul told the Daily Star.

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Responding to a question, he said: “I gave my opinion taking into account all the legal precedents. What I said earlier about the request to allow Khaleda Zia to travel abroad is correct. There is no legal support at the request of pro-BNP lawyers. in this regard.”

The government released Khaleda on March 25 last year after suspending his prison sentence under Article 401 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Article 401 (1) of the CrPC states: “When a person has been sentenced for an offense, the government may at any time, without conditions or under any conditions that the convicted person accepts, suspend the execution. of his sentence or remit all or part of the sentence to which he was sentenced “.

Khaleda’s prison sentence suspension was later extended three times and the government issued separate notifications to this effect.

The notification stated that Khaleda would receive treatment at home and that she would not be able to travel abroad during this time.

A request was submitted to the government by Khaleda’s family last month to allow him to travel abroad for advanced treatment.

The justice minister had said earlier that the BNP chief should go to jail to get permission to go abroad, as there is no possibility of reconsidering a case tried under Article 401. of the CrPC.

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