Saturday 15 December 2018 ,
Saturday 15 December 2018 ,
Latest News
  • Dr Kamal’s motorcade comes under attack at Mirpur
  • Oikyafront wants PM’s 2-term limit
  • Detect conspiracy behind violence: CEC
  • 4 die falling off train roof
  • President, PM pay tributes to martyred intellectuals
  • US moves closer to declaring genocide in Myanmar
1 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Print

Govt delaying Khaleda bail process: BNP

STAFF REPORTER

The BNP yesterday alleged that the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail was getting delayed due to the interference of the government. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the allegation at a press conference at the party’s central office in Naya Paltan yesterday. The press meet was apparently held in response to the law minister’s claim that BNP lawyers were to blame for the delay. Alamgir said Khaleda’s lawyers were dealing with the case in a very skilled and experienced manner and said the government had “hatched a plot” against BNP and that “the verdict of the case was pre-planned”.

He accused the government of turning the judiciary into a farcical one and said it was resorting to different tactics to delay the bail of the jailed chairperson.

The BNP lawyers filed an appeal in High Court against the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case verdict after receiving its certified copy 10 days after it was delivered by the lower court. The HC had said it would give a directive on the bail petition after receiving documents from the lower court.

Alamgir alleged that the government wanted to prolong Khaleda’s imprisonment to keep her out of the election process.

The BNP leader also said the report that Dr Kamal Hossain had rejected his proposal was “false and baseless”. He said the Gana Forum leader had told him that he would give them legal advice after going through the case verdict.

Mirza Alamgir condemned the “repressive measures” of the government on the opposition leaders and activists, saying that the BNP cannot be split by repression.

Regarding the BNP’s letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, he said they sent it to point out that the Awami League had started electioneering even before the poll schedule had been announced while the opposition was not being allowed to hold rallies.He said it was the responsibility of the Election Commission (EC) to stop the one-sided electioneering and create a level playing field for all. “If the EC fails to do so, it will be proved that it is assisting the government,” he added.

Standing committee member Mirza Abbas and vice-chairman Barkatullah Bulu, among others, were present at the press

conference.

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal has described the attack on his motorcade near the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial an act of disrespect to the martyrs. Do you agree?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 86.2%
No 6.9%
No Comment 6.9%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
01
02030405060708
09101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
More Backpage stories
AL ‘wants to see’ Khaleda behind bars The Awami League (AL) wants to hold the next parliamentary elections by keeping BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail, said ruling party insiders. The Sheikh Hasina government wants to hold the 11th parliamentary…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting