Published:  03:59 AM, 04 December 2019

'Khaleda eligible to get bail'

'Khaleda eligible to get bail'

Jatiya Oikya Front Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is eligible to get bail from the Supreme Court in the corruption cases she was convicted. He said, "She (Khaleda) of course has the scope to obtain bail from the Appellate Division." 

Dr Kamal Hossain, also a senior legal expert, made the remarks while talking to journalists after a meeting of Jatiya Oikya Front's Steering Committee at his Motijheel chamber. 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."

He also stated that the BNP chief has been convicted in 'motivated cases.' "We demand her immediate release, considering her latest health condition. It's our meeting's main demand. We think it's a human demand and she deserves to get bail," he added.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.

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