Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2019-05-14 22:09:03 BdST
The BNP chairperson will be shifted straight to the Keraniganj prison, not the old jailhouse on Nazimuddin Road, once her treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University is over, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says.
The old jailhouse will undergo repairs now, according to the minister.
She was put to the old jailhouse as the lone inmate after being convicted of corruption in February last year. She is serving 17 years in two cases.
The BNP had alleged the damp building at the old jailhouse was causing the 73-year-old former prime minister’s health to worsen. It also expressed concern after a fire claimed dozens of lives in buildings a few hundred yards from the old jail.
The law, justice and parliamentary affairs ministry issued a notice for transferring a court trying Khaleda to Keraniganj from Nazimuddin Road, Anti-Corruption Commission lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kazol said on Monday.