Govt intervened in Khaleda report filing: BNP

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:26, Dec 05, 2019 | Updated : 15:58, Dec 05, 2019

Khaleda Zia at court. Reuters, FILE PHOTO.BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s medical report was not submitted to the Supreme Court due to government interference, said Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
“A source has confirmed that the health reports were completed last night. But the government directly intervened to stop the submission,” he said while addressing a media call at the party headquarters in Naya Paltan on Thursday (Dec 5).
Fakhrul’s remarks came after the Supreme Court deferred the bail hearing of Khaleda in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case due to the report not being submitted.
The deferral caused the pro-BNP leaders to create chaos leading to all the six Appellate Division judges leaving the courtroom in embarrassment.
Terming the delay in the hearing as ‘inhuman’, Fakhrul said, “Khaleda Zia is denied all facilities which an ordinary citizen is entitled to. Usually, bails in such cases are granted in seven days.”
“However, authorities put up barriers for Khaleda’s bail,” he added.
The senior BNP leader slammed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMUH) authorities, accusing contempt of court for their failure to file the medical reports.
“She can die if not given advanced treatment,” he said before adding, that the government would be responsible as they denied her proper treatment.
The BNP leader also said that BNP leaders, activists are demonstrating at different spots in the capital protesting the deferral of hearing.

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