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Khaleda Zia’s release likely to be extended by 6 months

Senior Correspondent  |
Update: 2023-03-12 17:14:32
Khaleda Zia’s release likely to be extended by 6 months

The Ministry of Law today (Mar 12) gave its opinion in favour of extending the period of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's jail sentences suspension by another six months on the existing conditions.

Law Minister Anisul Huq said it on Sunday while talking to reporters at the secretariat.

Earlier, the law ministry on Thursday received a petition seeking another extended suspension of Khaleda Zia's jail term.

She was freed from jail on March 25, 2020 after the government suspended her jail sentence for six months.

Earlier on February 8, 2017, Khaleda Zia landed in jail after being sentenced to five years' imprisonment by a special court in Dhaka in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

BNP chief has been staying at her Gulshan residence since her release in 2020. 

She also received treatment at Evercare Hospital in the capital. 

BDST: 1714 HRS, MAR 12, 2023

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