Khaleda has scope to secure bail: Kamal

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 21:34, Dec 03, 2019 | Updated : 21:35, Dec 03, 2019

Kamal Hossain, a leader of the opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront, is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 22, 2018. REUTERSJatiya Oikya Front leader Dr Kamal Hossain has said jailed BNP chief Khaleda Zia is eligible to get bail from the apex court in the graft cases she was convicted.
“I would like to say she, of course, has the scope to obtain bail from the Appellate Division. What else should I say clearly about it,” he said on Tuesday (Dec 3).
A legal expert, Kamal made the remarks while talking to the media after a meeting of alliance's Steering Committee at his Motijheel chamber in Dhaka, reports UNB.
He said the meeting demanded Khaleda’s release on humanitarian grounds.
The meeting discussed the health condition of the BNP chairperson and three-time former prime minister and expressed concern.
Reading out a written statement, Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna said: “We know Khaleda has been kept in jail for 664 days with a motive.”
Stating that the BNP chief has been convicted in “motivated” cases, he said considering her latest health condition, they demanded her immediate release. “It’s our meeting’s main demand. We think it is a human demand and she deserves to get bail.”
The alliance also warned the government that it will be held responsible for the emerging situation in the country if Khaleda is not given bail, and if she is subjected to injustice.