Khaleda’s release period was extended

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Newsnow Desk

The government has decided to extended the imprisonment suspension of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia for another six months.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told media on Monday that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the proposal.

The Home Ministry will issue a gazette notification to this end today.The decision is being taken as per section 401 (1) of Code of Criminal Procedure.

According to sources, Khaleda Zia will receive treatment staying in country and will not be allowed to travel abroad during the release period.

The court also fined them Taka 10 lakh each, in default, have to suffer more six months in jail.

The High Court on October 30, 2018, enhanced BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda
Zia’s five-year jail term to 10 years in the case, allowing a revision plea filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against the lower court judgment.

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