Shifting from hospital to jail: HC order on KhaledaÕs plea Thursday

13 Nov,2018

BDchronicle :

The High Court will pass an order on Thursday on the writ petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the legality of the government's decision to take her back to jail from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil today fixed Thursday for passing the order after holding a hearing on the petition, Barrister Kayser Kamal, a lawyer for Khaleda, told The Daily Star.

During hearing,Khaleda’s lawyer Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali told the HC that the government has taken Khaleda Zia back to jail without completing her treatment at BSMMU, which is a violation of her fundamental rights.

Additional Attorney General Murad Reza opposed the writ petition saying that Khaleda Zia was released form BSMMU as its medical board concerned recommended that she could be given treatment as an outdoor patient.

Producing relevant papers, he said there was no necessity to keep Khaleda Zia in BSMMU for treatment.

Khaleda Zia submitted the petition on Sunday through her lawyer Barrister Nawshad Jamir also seeking HC order on the government to send her to a specialised hospital for treatment.

She was admitted to BSMMU on October 6 as per HC directive and was taken back to jail on November 8.

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