Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rizvi's capacity to understand is doubtful, says law minister

  • Brahmanbaria Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-04-19 17:55:11 BdST

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Law Minister Anisul Huq has questioned BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi's mental capacity to following the latter’s remarks on Khaleda Zia’s punishment and bail in corruption cases.

Speaking to the media after an event at Brahmanbaria's Kasba Upazila on Friday, the minister said, “Everyone finds Rizvi’s statements and understanding on Khaleda Zia’s situation dubious. I don't want to make any remarks on the matter," he said.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is currently serving a 17-year prison sentence in two corruption cases, spending the last 14 months in jail.

The BNP leaders have accused the government of force Khaleda out of politics' by 'framing her in false cases'.

"I'll urge the prime minister to stop applying the ‘minus formula’ to our leader. The evil plan in the name of parole will never be fruitful," BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said in a media briefing on Thursday.

"Don't prevent her from getting bail. Let the law take its own course. Our leader will come out of jail legally if you stop interfering with the judicial process."

On Rizvi’s remarks, Huq said, “The lower court passed a   punishment to Khaleda Zia for embezzling money belonging to orphans and she appealed to the High Court against the verdict.

“The High Court increased her five year jail term to 10 years. I don't see any government intervention in it."