BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday demanded that their party chairperson Khaleda Zia be sent to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) again as she is still very sick.
He made the demand after a meeting with Khaleda at Nazimuddin Road Old Central Jail.“Madam (Khaleda) is very sick and she is not getting the proper treatment. The authorities ignored the doctors’ advice to keep her at PG Hospital (BSMMU). She was suddenly shifted back to jail which was inhuman,” Fakhrul said.He further said, “We strongly demand the authorities ensure her better treatment again at the PG hospital immediately.”
The BNP leader also demanded her release from jail.Earlier, Fakhrul along with party standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar and Mirza Abbas entered the jail around 2:40 pm and met Khaleda.
On February 8 last, a special court here sentenced Khaleda to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Khaleda, a 75-year-old former prime minister, was taken to the old central jail minutes after the verdict had been delivered.
On October 6, she was admitted to the BSMMU after prison authorities shifted her there from jail for better treatment in response to a court order.She was taken back to the jail on November 8, after a month of treatment at the hospital.