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Khaleda’s sentence: AG says govt may look into it upon appeal

  • Published at 08:18 pm January 14th, 2020
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam
File photo of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam Collected

Lawyer Khandaker Mahbub Hossain on Thursday demanded suspension of Khaleda’s sentence to allow her to get treatment abroad as she wishes

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said the government may look into the suspension of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s sentence upon an appeal in this regard.

He made the remark talking to reporters at his Supreme Court office in Dhaka on Tuesday.

“Usually, any sentence is suspended if a convict serves jail term for a long time. The government can suspend the jail term of such convicts under special consideration. If they (BNP) can make such a case, then the government will look into it,” he said.

Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Khandaker Mahbub Hossain on Thursday demanded suspension of Khaleda’s sentence to allow her to get treatment abroad as she wishes, reports UNB.

According to The Code of Criminal Procedure, 401(1), “When any person has been sentenced to punishment for an offence, the government may at any time without conditions or upon any conditions which the person sentenced accepts, suspend the execution of his sentence or remit the whole or any part of the punishment to which he has been sentenced.”

Khaleda Zia has been in jail since February 8, 2018 after she was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

She has been receiving treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) since April 1 last.

Her party has been accusing the government of not providing adequate treatment facilities to Khaleda. 

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