Law minister Anisul Huq today (September 25) said that the government had nothing to do about BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s treatment abroad considering the legal aspect.
He said these while talking to reporters at the secretariat in the capital.
Anisul Huq said the BNP chairperson got the conditional release as per Section 401 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
If any change is brought in this legal position then her conditional release has to be canceled first, he said, adding then other things may be considered in this regard.
On September 24, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the government to release party chairperson Khaleda Zia and to let her avail medical treatment abroad.
He gave the ultimatum at a rally in front of the BNP central office at Nayapaltan in the capital on Sunday noon.
According to the party sources, Khaleda Zia has been battling various health issues, including arthritis, diabetes, kidney, and liver ailments, for an extended period.
She has been under medical care at Evercare Hospital in the capital since August 9th of the previous year. Her physical condition has deteriorated significantly, prompting her to transfer from a regular cabin to the critical care unit (CCU) just four days after admission.
The medical board has strongly recommended sending her abroad for more comprehensive treatment, as the current treatment options available in the country are deemed insufficient.
Unfortunately, the government has not granted permission for her to travel abroad, BNP claimed.
BDST: 1753 HRS, SEP 25, 2023